PR like a Pro: Writing for the media - Stellenbosch University Language Centre

PR like a Pro: Writing for the media

R5 780

Are you in PR? Let’s elevate your writing of promotional material, in-house publications, news stories, media releases and social media posts. In this course, you will get to understand the importance of telling your story well, in language that is easy to understand, improve your writing style and learn more about effective writing strategies and techniques. You also will acquire an overview of current ethical issues in journalism and appreciate the importance of accuracy and checking facts. Enjoy learning from your peers and your passionate and competent presenter.

2023 course dates

28 July – 18 September (enrol by 20 July)

Downloadable Documents

2023 Info page
2023 Infoblad
2023 Comms Lab course calendar


Barbara Hathorn is an experienced language practitioner with a background in journalism, teaching, linguistics, editing and writing. She is a full member of the Professional Editors’ Guild (PEG) in South Africa. Barbara’s gentle approach is ideal for guiding an audience to cultivate proper business writing practices.


Online on MS Teams or SUNOnline

Any questions?

Contact Michelle Pieters at or 021 808 2812 for more details.

You could also discuss your specific short-course and development needs with us. Enquire about our available short courses, course dates and options for tailor-making a course.

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