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 and we’ll provide individual feedback on your stories.

Our sports journalism workshops are delivered alongside Sportsbeat – the UK’s leading sports news agency.

Please sign up for our free journalism workshops below or email

If you’re in sixth form or are interested in our undergraduate degree, The School of Journalism, please sign up here.


Tuesday 14 December 2021, 7pm-9pm – sports journalism workshop (remote)

Thursday 16 December 2021, 6pm-7:30pm – panel event: choosing your journalism career path (remote)

Thursday 6 January 2022, 7pm-9pm – news journalism workshop (remote)

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News Associates guest speaker Amol Rajan


“News Associates was the perfect introduction to the journalism industry. I had no intention of joining the course but after a free workshop I was instantly sold and it was the best decision I’ve made.”

Lauren Windle, News Associates alumna



journalism workshops for a level students


“The School of Journalism’s masterclasses gave me a real insight into the intensity and sheer excitement of reporting. Their challenging tasks pushed me out of my comfort zone towards improvement, while the friendly tutors shared their wealth of industry knowledge through detailed feedback.”

Adam Wareing, School of Journalism alumnus