What we cover

We can make you one promise – your two weeks with us will fly by because this is an intensive study programme, designed to give you a taste of what it takes to become a journalist.

In your two weeks you will cover the following:

* Newsgathering and news writing
* Feature and magazine writing
* Video journalism skills
* Journalism ethics and responsible reporting
* The basics of media law
* Interviewing techniques
* Reviewing and comment
* An introduction to Teeline shorthand
* Getting into freelance writing

You will also get the option to choose one of the following mini-modules:

* Sports journalism
* Political journalism
* Arts and culture journalism

Sessions are conducted by our award-winning training team and there will be talks from industry guest speakers.

You will also get a chance to produce stories for our partners South West Londoner and Mancunian Matters. 

Click here to read the SWL Summer Special our summer school students created last year.

journalism summer school