Our new “Tabloid Rookie” distance learning course equips you to break into tabloid news journalism by providing on-the-job training.

Manhattan News editor Julian Brouwer will teach you the basics, supported by accredited distance learning school CTJT.

Brouwer will pass on the insider skills he has learned during his illustrious tabloid career. And he will show you how to put them into action in real-world assignments. He will post daily announcements in the Manhattan News Classroom. (This is a private classroom which can only be accessed by students who have been issued with a  Manhattannews.co.uk email account.)

CTJT will supplement your training with their internationally-respected News reporting course, which has graduates across the USA.

Key Features:

Tabloid news reporters are in the middle of the action. They run towards disasters, when everyone else is running away from them.

There is a strong demand for people who can produce fast and reliable stories and photographs for multimedia platforms.

This course will teach you how to:

  • find hard-hitting stories
  • carry out investigations
  • cover stories for newspapers, websites and magazines
  • write informed, attractive copy

Distance learning means you can:

  • study wherever you are
  • work at your own speed
  • fix your own timetable
  • earn while you learn


Course Content:

  • The tabloid reporter’s job
  • Where news and features come from
  • Notebook discipline and record keeping
  • Writing to style
  • Interviewing
  • Multimedia writing style
  • The intro
  • Story construction
  • Law and ethics
  • Investigations and searches
  • Advanced skills: recording phone calls, doorstepping
  • Covering live events
  • Human interest stories
  • Feature writing
  • Press releases and handouts
  • Press conferences and meetings
  • How to sell your work


Your course tutors:

Julian Brouwer, editor, Manhattan News

Cleland Thom, director, CTJT


What you will need:

  • access to a computer with a good internet connection
  • an email account
  • a Google Documents account
  • a smartphone
  • a handheld recording device
  • A Skype account, phone number and Dualphone


When you’ve finished:

You will be ready to write news articles, and can make money by selling them.

If you’re good enough, there may be the chance to do further work for Manhattan News.



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