Financial Journalism

Self-Paced Learning
Course Duration
152 minutes
Language of instruction
Certificate Price
100 QAR - 28 USD$
Joining for Free without paying the certificate fee, you cannot obtain the certificate; you can only watch all the videos, readings, and quizzes.
About This Course

Many of the biggest stories we see in the media are about money. War in Ukraine has spelled soaring gas prices in Europe, for example, leaving many unable to heat their homes this winter.

Economic recession leads to people losing their jobs. A pensions mis-selling scandal could mean thousands of people seeing their life savings go up in smoke.

Issues like these can topple governments.

It is financial journalists who bring those sorts of stories to our attention.

I’m Faith Archer and I have worked as a financial journalist for nearly 20 years. In this course, you will learn about the ethics of financial journalism and how to hone your interview skills so you can quiz highly-paid CEOs as well as tell the stories of ordinary people.

You will learn how to find those money and business stories and how to bring them alive so that people will sit up and listen.

So, join me now, and let’s get started.

Course Objectives

Cognitive skills

   The trainee will learn:

  • How to develop an understanding of what financial journalism involves
  • The various channels appropriate to financial journalism
  • The types of content financial journalists can produce
  • The different audiences interested in financial journalism
  • How to identify and deliver a good financial story

Practical skills

   The trainee will learn:

  • How to read the financial pages
  • Where to learn financial terms
  • How to cultivate contacts
  • How to research stories
  • How to interview relevant people
  • How to use data
  • How to conduct and produce case studies to powerful effect

Behavioural skills

   The trainee will learn:

  • How to spot good financial stories
  • How to improve their interview techniques
  • How to tailor interviews to different subjects
  • The ethics of financial coverage
What do I get from this course?
  • Full lifetime access.
  • Paid Certificate.
What do I need to take this course?
  • Knowledge of the English language.
  • A Computer or Mobile with Internet Connection.