Long gone are the days when studying and learning was restricted to colleges, night classes or long winded correspondence courses. The internet has changed everything and opened up many new avenues for those wishing to continue some sort of education, perhaps a little bit later in life or beyond what a local college or night school has within its range of classes and courses.
Journalism courses can be conducted online, with course modules exchanged via email and this allows great flexibility for both those hosting the classes and those taking them. Very often there are no time limits for work to be completed and this once more creates great freedom for the learner, especially if they are juggling studies with a full time job or a family as well.
Journalism itself can be a vast and varied area with a multitude of topics comfortably falling under the journalism umbrella. What are your main interests? Perhaps you love movies and TV, perhaps you are a sports fanatic and have always wanted to write and report on your favourite team’s football or rugby matches.
Maybe, cooking is your thing and you have always wanted people to know about your favourite and self created recipes or maybe you just love to read celebrity gossip and think that you could do that too.
Well, maybe you can, because there are lots of different kinds of journalism courses, specialising in areas just like the ones mentioned above. Sports journalism, celebrity journalism, food journalism, environmental journalism and women’s magazines journalism are just some of the courses available.
All of them you can study at home and at your own pace. Better still, many of the courses are aimed at beginners, so that if you have never taken a writing class before, you will still be able to pick these up and enjoy your studies.
To top it all off, your work will be marked by a professional tutor, who will encourage and guide you as your writing develops and at the end of the course, you will be awarded a diploma to proudly display at home and add to your portfolio when looking for work.