Journalism Courses, Classes & Workshops in London

Always wanted to be a journalist? Enjoy our huge range of journalism courses, from introductory tasters to specialist classes on a range of subjects including food and travel writing, freelance journalism, blogging, and more. Our part-time courses are flexible and delivered by experts in the field. All our writing courses are taught by practicing writers.

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  1. Travel writing

    Travel writing

    Course Date: Wed 4 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Make travelling pay. Find out what travel editors of newspapers and magazines look for. Learn how to get a commission, write a saleable article and get your trip financed. And benefit from practical advice on identifying suitable outlets and contacting editors.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £44.00

  2. Writing for blogs: a taster

    Writing for blogs: a taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 20 Nov 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Got a passion, a journey or an obsession to share? Blogging is the perfect medium through which to share your interests with the world. This taster course teaches the essential skills required to write blogposts that will resonate.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £28.00

  3. Writing for magazines

    Writing for magazines

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Get inspired to write on this practical course for freelance journalists and bloggers. Learn to carry out research, interview people, pitch and publish stories, and build your presence on social media.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  4. Writing reviews

    Writing reviews

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to write compelling and insightful reviews for films, books and stage performances. Develop your critical skills and ability to write in a succinct style.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £84.00

  5. Introduction to journalism

    Introduction to journalism

    Course Date: Wed 17 Feb 2021 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    How do you become a freelance journalist? Discover the basic skills a journalist needs to write and sell news and features to newspapers, magazines, blogs and other online publications. From developing ideas and identifying outlets to interview skills and approaching editors. Led by well-established journalist and coach Susan Grossman. Suitable for those looking to refresh their skills and bloggers.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  6. Online journalism: pitching and writing for modern media

    Online journalism: pitching and writing for modern media

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    With the dawn of online media outlets, there are more opportunities than ever before for writers to showcase their talent to the world. This day workshop guides students in successfully writing and pitching news and features to multiple digital channels.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £28.00

  7. Writing environmental essays and features

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 13 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Anxious about the environment? Writing could help. This lively course will inspire ideas and help you turn them into stories for magazines, blogs and newsletters - all to effect change.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £28.00

  8. Reviewing museums, exhibitions and galleries

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This fun and informative workshop will consider how to write an effective review of a museum or art gallery, or a specific exhibition. This particularly satisfying form of writing allows you to engage in greater depth with the arts.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £28.00

  9. Editing for journalists: how to make your copy shine

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Writing to length, using good language and keeping your story tight is a must for all journalists. Through a series of exercises, you will be shown how to write hard and soft news stories and how to edit them.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £28.00

  10. Tabloid newspaper tales

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover the biggest front page stories of the last 50 years and see how newspapers were transformed from hot metal to digital production and colour. From scandals that rocked politics and royalty to closing down Britain’s largest circulation newspaper. Try writing a news and feature article – just like a journalist and then take home a memorable newspaper front page of one of the biggest news stories ever produced.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £28.00

  11. Travel writing workshop

    Travel writing workshop

    Course Date: Mon 5 Jul 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Make travelling pay. Find out what travel editors of newspapers and magazines look for, and learn how to get a commission, write a saleable article and get your trip financed. Receive practical advice on identifying suitable outlets and contacting editors.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  12. Writing the controversial: a taster for journalists and bloggers

    Course Date: Wed 14 Jul 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Would you like your writing to make people listen, change perceptions or provoke thought? We will explore the controversial, using constructive and investigative journalism techniques. This short course will include identifying experts and honing research skills to make your writing more effective.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £28.00

  13. Freelance journalism

    Freelance journalism

    Course Date: Mon 19 Jul 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Fast track through the essential skills for writing newspaper and magazine articles with a widely experienced Fleet Street professional. Experiment with challenging interviews and receive insider tips on selling your work.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £44.00

  14. Writing articles workshop

    Writing articles workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Aug 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Work with a freelance journalist to sharpen up your writing in this in-depth workshop. Improve your style and discover the key skills you need to produce high quality articles to a deadline.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £40.00

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