Learn How To Become A Successful Freelance Writer?
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See Where A Freelance Journalism Career Can Take You
Kick start your freelance writing career with this journalism course.What You Can Achieve
Course Fees and Payment Plans
Affordable and flexible, this journalism Course is the perfect way to start your freelance writing career.View Plans Here
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The Professional Freelance Journalism Course
The Professional Freelance Journalism Course is provided by the Morris Journalism Academy and is designed to accomplish three things:
1. To equip you with the knowledge and skills required to become a freelance journalist either as a full or part-time career or as a profitable sideline.
2. To provide you with the knowledge and skills to gain entry-level employment as a journalist in mainstream media. This is achieved by helping you to build a valuable portfolio of published material which is usually the determining factor in being offered mainstream media employment.
3. Learn how to write a feature article, pitch your ideas and see your work published. Or even develop more general writing skills, like how to write a blog.
If this sounds like your ideal skill-set and you have a desire to see your name in print, request your free course guide today by clicking here.
YOUR COURSE AT A GLANCE
Professional & Personal Development
Distance Learning - via email
12 Tutorials: Sent weekly or fortnightly (take up to a year)
Certificate of Completion for Professional Freelance Journalism
Flexible payment plans available
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Why study with the Morris Journalism Academy?
Work directly with an established and current professional freelance journalist with a proven record of success who will teach you all you need to know.
This course will give you the opportunity to learn the skills required to be a successful freelance journalist from the comfort of your own home, or from anywhere in the world!
The course is conducted by distance learning and delivered to you over your choice of 12 or 24 weeks. It is entirely self-paced, and you can take up to a year to complete the course.
What our graduates say
Ajith John V
This program has equipped me with the essential skills and boosted my confidence to create engaging content, publish it online, and even produce captivating documentaries.Read Success Story
During the journalism course and since its completion I have been actively pursuing freelance work in the music industry … I have written over 100 album reviews, I have reviewed an incredible array of live concerts and I have had the chance to interview some of my musical heroes.Read Success Story
About six months after completing the course I started working at Reader’s Digest, where I garnered a lot of experience across a mix of advertising, copywriting and journalism-based assignments. Without having done the course, I wouldn’t have even got a look-in for the position…Read Success Story
Following a trip to Europe, I decided I wanted to turn my hobby of writing into something greater so that I could contribute pieces to magazines and newspapers. Already working a full-time job, I only wanted to pursue freelance journalism on a part-time basis. University didn’t feel like the right path for me or my goals, so I started researching the alternatives.Read Success Story
I have successfully been published twice in The Moroccan Times newspaper during the course of my studies. My goal is to continue to write and publish travel and life style articles. I would highly recommend the course to any budding journalist.Read Success Story
The Professional Freelance Journalism Course provided by the Morris Journalism Academy equipped me with many of the skills I use on a daily basis as a TV Presenter. It also supplied me with the knowledge of how to effectively apply them.Read Success Story
I have learned the fundamentals of the trade and how to give editors what they want. Throughout the course, you are encouraged to write articles that you are able to use in the future. The course made sure you are industry-ready, rather than introducing a bunch of irrelevant theories.Read Success Story
Cecile d V
The Morris Journalism Academy’s Professional Freelance Journalism Course was everything I wanted to be. It gave me the skills and confidence I lacked as a writer.Read Success Story
As I was studying it was like the words were falling off the pages and becoming a reality, pretty much everything the course said came true.Read Success Story
Since finishing the course with Morris Journalism Academy (MJA) my motto has become ‘live life and write about it.'Read Success Story
My income from freelance writing has already covered the costs of this course.Read Success Story
I became interested in the Professional Freelance Journalism Course to become a better writer as I constantly write reports and papers as part of my current career as a food service design consultant.Read Success Story
Morris Journalism Academy
The Morris Journalism Academy is a division of Australian News And Features Service. Our directors and principals have been involved in all aspects of media work for some 30 years. The principles of freelance journalism are similar the world over. However this freelance journalism course has been individually revised and designed to suit the needs of students living and working in Australia and New Zealand.
We are part of an international media-training organisation - International News Syndicate LTD., with students in more than 80 countries and territories.
Your Certificate of Completion and your International News Syndicate Media Pass are posted to you when you successfully complete your course.
The Professional Freelance Journalism Course is a structured training program.
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10 Reasons To Get Into Freelance Journalism
You are your own boss. As a freelance writer you'll enjoy an independence rarely experienced in other professions.
Your source material is endless.
You can work from home. Your costs are minuscule. Your only essential tool is your home PC.
For every article you write, you will learn at least one new fact.
For every article you write, you will meet at least one new person.
A hobby can become a career. You can turn any interest you have into profit by being published, and published regularly. Whether it be a sport, craft, hobby or professional experience, readers and editors wish to share your knowledge. If you have a passion for travel, adventure, show business, the arts, health and fitness, food or finance, you can turn this into a money-making pursuit. Similarly if you have a professional skill, readers would like to hear from you.
Your hours are flexible. Freelance writing is something you can do part-time. Unless you are out 'on assignment', you can work from home, at the times that best suit you.
You can specialise in your passions.
There is no such thing as a 'typical' freelance writer. In fact, many freelance writers didn't set out deliberately on this path. Instead, they entered the industry because they felt they had something to say - usually about a subject for which they have a passion. School teachers, trades people, nurses, secretaries, business people, IT specialists: competent freelance writers come from all fields.
Part-time freelance writing is a path to full-time employment, as a full-time freelance or staff journalist. If you are looking for employment in the media industry the first question any editor will ask is: "What have you had published previously?". This is your most important qualification. Freelance writing quickly builds your all-important portfolio of published material which can serve as a stepping-stone into mainstream media.