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. Writing sports news and features

    Writing sports news and features

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Whether you want to write about tennis, athletics or the Women's Premier League, this short introductory course offers guidance on crafting quality sports news and features for online, print and broadcast. The course includes expert guidance from an ex-BBC sports editor and numerous guest speakers currently working in sports journalism.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £48.00

  2. Writing for magazines

    Writing for magazines

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.

    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £48.00

  3. Writing reviews

    Writing reviews

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Learn to write compelling and insightful reviews for films, books and stage performances. Develop your critical intelligence and ability to write with style and succinctness.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £80.00

  4. Introduction to journalism

    Introduction to journalism

    Course Date: Wed 23 Jan 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How do you become a freelance journalist? Discover the basic skills a journalist needs to write and sell news and features to newspapers, magazines and online. 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.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £48.00

  5. Writing broadcast journalism

    Writing broadcast journalism

    Course Date: Sat 16 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to learn more about how media works? Interested in a career in broadcast journalism? On this short course you will learn from practical writing and interviewing exercises and from the experience of a practising broadcast journalist.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  6. Developing your blogging

    Developing your blogging

    Course Date: Sat 16 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Already started a blog and want to know how to craft more engaging blog posts? This one-day workshop teaches the essential skills required to craft blogposts that will resonate with your audience.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  7. Writing about food: a taster

    Writing about food: a taster

    Course Date: Sun 17 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Love food and want to write about it? There’s never been a better time with so much happening in the world of food - from street food markets and pop-up restaurants to 24-hour fine dining and gourmet takeaways. Explore the opportunities in print and online, including blogs.

    Improve your photographs of food on this related course – Food and drink photography for bloggers

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    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

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    The journalist's toolkit: from inspiration to publication

    Course Date: Sat 9 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This informative day workshop teaches students about the essential journalistic tools and techniques to effectively pitch and writing articles across a range of mediums.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  9. Writing about food

    Writing about food

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Love food and want to write about it? There’s never been a better time with so much happening - from street food markets, pop-up restaurants and supper clubs to 24-hour fine dining and gourmet takeaways - and so many opportunities, with new publications, websites and, of course, blogs.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £68.00

  10. Freelance writing and blogging

    Freelance writing and blogging

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  11. What editors want: writing and selling news and features

    What editors want: writing and selling news and features

    Course Date: Sat 18 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to write articles and sell them to commissioning editors. Discover the key skills required to produce stories to a deadline. From coming up with ideas to writing, editing and getting your work commissioned.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  12. Writing press releases

    Writing press releases

    Course Date: Sat 8 Jun 2019
    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

  13. Digital journalism: pitching and writing for modern media

    Digital journalism: pitching and writing for modern media

    Course Date: Sat 15 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  14. Writing news and features: a taster

    Writing news and features: a taster

    Course Date: Sun 16 Jun 2019
    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

  15. Travel writing workshop

    Travel writing workshop

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jul 2019
    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: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £48.00

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