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News Writing: Crafting Newsworthy Reports

Without Compromising Accuracy

This 8-hour Fast-Track Course aims to provide aspiring journalists with the fundamental aspects of creating newsworthy reports. This course will delve not only into the basic elements, but also into the best practices of experienced journalists in the Philippines.

Course Schedule: August 17 & 24, 2024

Individual Rate: 9,000 PHP (160 USD)

Online Live via

Course Structure

Day 1: Introduction to News Writing

Session 1: Basics of Newswriting
– Structure of a news report
– The 5Ws and H
– Understanding what makes a story newsworthy (Elements)

Session 2: Writing and Refining Report
– Effective use of quotes and attributions
– Common errors to look out for
– Case studies of exemplary news reports

Test 1: Assessing the understanding of elements and basic structure of news

Day 2: Overcoming Challenges in News Writing

Session 3: Ethical Standards in Journalism
– Ensuring fairness and accuracy
– Understanding the code of ethics for journalists
– Avoiding conflict of interest to maintain credibility

Session 4: Praxis in the New Landscape
– Integrating fact-checking in news report
– Exploring engaging formats in news report
– Best practices from the field

Test 2: Assessing knowledge of best practices in news writing.


2-Week Study


4 Hours/Week


Live Online Classes


4 Tests, 1 Project






Framed Physical & Digital Certificate


MS Office/Google Suite, Zoom Professional, Viber

What You’ll Learn
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  •  Simplify overwhelming information and complex processes in the corporate setting
  • Translate information into workplace efficiency
  • Create writing guidelines that will match their corporate’s vision and mission
Course Schedules
  • Day 1: August 17, 8AM to 12pm
  • Day 2: August 24, 8AM to 12pm
Corporate Rates Available.

Special Packages and Rates are available for your organization.

Course Instructor

Dr. Pauline Gidget Estella is a researcher and lecturer based in Germany, with teaching and supervision engagements in Sweden and Turkey. She previously held the position of assistant professor at the University of the Philippines. Currently, Dr. Estella is one of the researchers in the DECIPHER project, a comparative study funded by the German Research Foundation, which examines COVID-19-related crisis communication in Europe and the U.S.
Dr. Estella has extensive experience teaching communication research, journalism, and intercultural communication in reputable institutions in Germany, the Philippines, and Turkey. Beyond academia, she has provided consultancy services for various stakeholders, including research consultancy for international organizations such as the European Journalism Centre, and curriculum evaluation consultancy for the Philippine Department of Education. Additionally, she has worked as a workplace communication consultant for numerous government agencies and private companies in the Philippines.
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