Journalism

Journalism Courses, Classes, & Workshops

Be inspired to write at the college where Andrea Levy, Malorie Blackman, Anna Burns, and other celebrated authors studied.

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.

Our tutors are published authors and experts in their field. Learn about their recent accomplishments.

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Courses available both in-person and online

At City Lit, you can choose to study in-person or online. Our fantastic in-person courses are taught in our attractive campus, located in the heart of Covent Garden, central London. Here, our students can benefit from a variety of services and resources, including our café and state-of-the art equipment.

Our online courses are tailored to give you a social and interactive online learning experience, allowing you freedom to study from anywhere and with like-minded fellow classmates from all over the country without the need to travel. Use the Location filters on this page to choose your preferred learning method. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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  1. Writing for magazines
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Susan Grossman
    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 £65.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  2. Travel writing: a taster
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 8 Oct 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Susan Grossman
    You love travelling and taking photos but how do you decide what to write about and which pictures will sell? This course will give you the skills you need to approach editors with confidence.



    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 £35.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  3. Travel writing
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 2 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Susan Grossman
    Make travelling pay. Learn how to get a commission, finance a trip and put your adventures into words, led by practical exercises and expert industry guidance.



    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 £55.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  4. A taste of journalism
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 5 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Yvonne Singh
    Ever dreamed of becoming a journalist? Come and learn the basics from an experienced news and features writer. Discover how journalists develop, write and edit their stories.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
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  5. Introduction to journalism
    Course start date:  Mon 7 Nov 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Tristan McConnell
    On this course students will explore the basic skills a freelance journalist needs to write and sell news and features to newspapers and magazines. From developing ideas and identifying outlets to interview skills and approaching 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 £55.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  6. Writing for blogs: a taster
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 18 Nov 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Terry Freedman
    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 £35.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  7. Writing environmental features
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 26 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Laura Silverman
    Learn what makes environmental writing sing and how to write an article or blog post, from research to editing.



    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 £35.00
  8. Journalism: a taster
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 8 Dec 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Laura Silverman
    What makes a great story? Discover what goes into a magazine or newspaper article and be inspired to write your own.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  9. Writing reviews
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Laura Silverman
    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 £105.00
    Rating:
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  10. Writing about food: a taster
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Laura Silverman
    Love food and want to write about it? Whether you’re keen to review dishes, interview chefs or write about sustainable eating, now is your chance.



    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 £35.00
    Rating:
    85% of 100
  11. Online journalism: writing for digital media
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Laura Silverman
    An introductory workshop to writing journalism for digital outlets.



    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 £35.00
  12. Writing environmental essays and features
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Laura Silverman
    Learn what makes environmental writing sing and how to write an article or blog post, from research to editing.



    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 £35.00
  13. Writing about food
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Laura Silverman
    Love food and want to write about it? Whether you’re keen to review dishes, interview chefs or write about sustainable eating, now is your chance. This course will cover writing for established publications as well as personal blogs.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £90.00
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  14. Freelance writing and blogging
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Laura Silverman
    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 £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £105.00
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    100% of 100
  15. Investigative journalism: a taster
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Allis Moss
    Get to grips with the skills needed to make a start in investigative journalism.



    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 £35.00

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