Training

Back to homepage
Training

In praise of the little black book
(or the modern equivalent thereof)

Don’t be like those sad Millennials you see at some events, sitting staring at their smartphones. Use the time to cultivate contacts; work the room. Remember: you schmooze or you

Training Writing tips

Avoid spaghetting – it will save you time!

If you don’t want to lose the plot in writing a stunning narrative feature, read this!

Training Writing tips

Roller coaster! How to take your readers along for the ride

You have to take the reader on a journey. There must be ups and downs and you must reach a high point. Some thoughts on narrative arcs and structuring you story

Training Writing tips

Mrs Kelly’s Monster – a must-read for feature writers

Mrs Kelly’s Monster – the first Pulitzer winner for feature writing – is still relevant and amazing, so much so that Harvard’s Nieman Storyboard was still analyzing the piece 33 years after

Training Writing tips

Son of a pitch!

A primer on how do get editors gushin’ rather than cussin’.

Training

Have your say about hunting with dogs

Investigating the issue of hunting with dogs is one of Mlu Mdletshe’s next Roving Reporters assignments following recent complaints about the issue on the lower South Coast. In the following

Writing tips

Hook ’em and reel ’em in:
How to write killer intros

Whether you are writing a news story or a feature, start your story with a bang. Hook the reader with your opening line!

Training

Win R500 by writing a simple, but provocative, thought-inspiring story

Great chance for budding reporters to get published Roving Reporters​ will award R500 to an aspirant environmental reporter who produces the most provocative, thought-inspiring and entertaining story in covering Wavescape’s SLIDE

Environment Training

South Coast scribe dons mentoring hat

A  diverse group of marine biology students and aspirant environmental journalists have applied to take part in an eight-day Wild Coast hike in aid of marine conservation and grassroots eco-tourism.

Training

Take a walk on the wild side

Become an environmental watchdog Intrepid, tough and rugged reporters are to get a unique environmental journalism training opportunity as part of a drive to promote marine conservation and grassroots ecotourism