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Online Course: The Art of Comment Writing



In this online course Kate Plummer provides an overview of how to write opinion led articles or ‘comment’ pieces, from developing an idea through to pitching. She covers

  • What a comment piece is
  • How to find a news hook
  • Finding a niche
  • The writing process
  • The pitching process – with a successful example from her own portfolio

This course is suited to student journalists and freelancers in the early stages of their career.

About Kate: Kate Plummer is a freelance journalist who has worked with the Times, Huffington Post, the Telegraph and more.

Follow Kate on Twitter: @KateEPlummer

The Indiependent is committed to making the world of journalism a more inclusive place. If for any reason you can’t afford the cost of this course please email [email protected] and at our discretion we will provide a copy free of charge.


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