Free journalism workshops

If you’re interested in a career in journalism our free, hands-on workshops will give you a glimpse into the industry and our award-winning NCTJ training.

Whether you’re just starting out or thinking of a career change, our practical sessions are suitable for those looking to get into news, sport, online or broadcast journalism.

At the news journalism workshops our editors will get you tackling a breaking news exercise followed by a look at the day’s papers and we’ll provide you with individual feedback on your stories.

Our practical sports journalism workshops are delivered alongside Sportsbeat – the UK’s leading sports news agency – and involve covering live action and press conferences.

You’ll also get to meet our journalists, editors and training team who will answer your questions and provide careers advice. If you’re interested, sign up below or email training@newsassociates.co.uk

Going to university in 2017 or 2018? Why not attend our dedicated workshops for school leavers? Click here for more information.

London Workshop Dates

247 The Broadway, London, SW19 1SD 

Tuesday, July 4 – Sports journalism (6pm-9pm, Wimbledon tennis masterclass) 

Tuesday, July 18 – News journalism (7:30pm-9:30pm)

Friday, July 28 – News journalism (10:30am-1:30pm)

Tuesday, August 8 – Sports journalism (7pm-10pm, World Athletics Championships masterclass) 

Tuesday, August 15 – News journalism (7:30pm-9:30pm)

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Manchester Workshop Dates

Barclay House, 35 Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5NG 

Tuesday, July 4 – Sports journalism (6pm-9pm, Wimbledon tennis masterclass) 

Friday, July 28 – News journalism (10:30am-1:30pm)

Tuesday, August 8 – Sports journalism (7pm-10pm, World Athletics Championships masterclass) 

Tuesday, August 15 – News journalism (7:30pm-9:30pm)

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“The News Associates journalism workshop gave me an amazing insight into writing a breaking news story as it developed. The simulation makes you feel like you are actually there in the news room, working under pressure to finish your article before the deadline. The afternoon taught me loads about the NCTJ certificate and the feedback I received afterwards on my story was really useful. The workshop was so good and such fun that I have already booked an exam and interview for their 20-week ‘Fast Track’ course!”

“I would recommend this workshop to anyone. I was dreading seeing just another powerpoint presentation but it was really practical.” 

“Exhausting, the three hours just flew by. The breaking news exercise was totally absorbing. It felt like I was right in the middle of reporting a massive story. A really practical and entertaining seminar.”

“Thanks for providing a fantastic practical insight into life as a journalist – it was well worth the time and effort to attend. It was also great to speak with some of your reporters afterwards. They gave me some really useful advice and I left buzzing.”

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