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Amal Awad: Workshops – Media for writers

Session Info:

In a swiftly changing media atmosphere, what does it mean to be a journalist today? What opportunities are available to writers?

This workshop gives practical tips to writers and journalists on how to find and hone areas of specialty and how to pitch to editors. It also explores composition of stories and a variety of writing styles.


  • Tips on writing news and features
  • How to pitch to editors
  • ‘Good’ versus ‘bad’ reporting
  • Finding your strengths and areas of speciality
  • A new media world – and how you fit into it
  • Variety of writing styles and outlets
  • Impact of and working with social media
  • Dealing with rejection
  • Pitching exercise

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