Develop your “news gut” into a finely tuned machine that helps you make the right editorial calls in this one-day course.

In a digital world, news moves more quickly than ever. We’ve gone from working in a news cycle to a news cyclone. It’s easy to make mistakes in such a high-stakes environment – but how can you prevent them, and what do you do when they inevitably happen? Journalism without ethics is like a boat without a rudder. Make sure you can spot and navigate ethical dilemmas in a digital age. Learn to avoid “fake news” and fine-tune your news gut to select which stories to present to your audience. Stay on top of the news agenda in a 21st century newsroom by using free tools to monitor the news as it breaks. 


By the end of this course you’ll be able to: 

  • Select and cover the stories that really matter to your audience 
  • Pounce on good stories, and walk away from bad ones
  • Sniff out news as it breaks using free online tools 
  • Identify and successfully navigate ethical dilemmas
  • Quickly correct editorial mistakes and know when and how to apologise

Course Details

Duration: Two days
Location: Johannesburg or online
Group size: 3-10 participants

How it works: This course can either be run as a block course (two consecutive days) or one day of training weekly over two weeks.


Nala Academy prides itself on offering the best, by the best. We provide a range of online and in-person courses for journalists, editors and content producers. Our training is dynamic, contemporary and practical – with course content that evolves as quickly as the industry does. 

Our core training team includes some of the most recognised names in media in Africa who have built, led and worked for some of the biggest media brands on the continent. We also bring in prominent global journalists and communicators as guest trainers. 

To sign up for this course or enquire about our other offerings, get in touch.