Journalism

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. Writing news and features: a taster

    Writing news and features: a taster

    Course Date: Sat 9 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fancy learning some journalism basics? This taster workshop introduces students to the fundamental skills every budding journalist needs. The course explores the language and structure of news and feature articles.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  2. Writing press releases

    Course Date: Sat 9 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    News editors are inundated with badly written press releases. How do you get yours noticed? Learn the basics of writing effective press releases for business and the public sector, and get feedback on your own work.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  3. Travel writing workshop

    Travel writing workshop

    Course Date: Tue 17 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £60.00

  4. Freelance journalism

    Freelance journalism

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £60.00

  5. Using data to make money from freelancing

    Using data to make money from freelancing

    Course Date: Sat 28 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Freelancing in creative industries such as journalism and writing can be hard to sustain financially. This course will help you use data to make better decisions, generate income and grow your freelance business.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  6. Writing articles workshop

    Writing articles workshop

    Course Date: Sat 4 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £44.00

  7. How to get into the press

    How to get into the press

    Course Date: Thu 9 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you have a business, product or personal story that would benefit from media coverage? On this day workshop you will learn the essential skills required when writing pitches, news items and features to raise your media profile.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  8. Writing for blogs: a taster

    Writing for blogs: a taster

    Course Date: Sat 11 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 one-day workshop teaches the essential skills required to write blogposts that will resonate.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  9. Introduction to copywriting

    Introduction to copywriting

    Course Date: Sat 11 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Good copywriting skills are increasingly important, whether you want to write your own website or your company’s sales literature, or hope to work in advertising or marketing. We'll cover the core elements of copywriting using examples and practical exercises.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

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