Student media editorial leadership course now open for applications

Applications are now open for our free student media editorial leadership course running for five weeks this November.

Our second student media editorial leadership course will run every Tuesday evening 6:30pm-8pm in November on Zoom.

Having launched the first course in March 2021, we’re continuing to showcase our love of student media and the importance of non-academic journalism training.

The remote course will teach student editors essential newsroom skills in order to prepare them for a career in journalism.

We’re working with top industry experts from across the media landscape to deliver a remote five-week course covering everything from story sourcing and pitching to office politics and networking.

Everything we cover will be practical, realistic and essential skills to help secure that all important first job in journalism.

Students will also have a unique opportunity to make contacts with key industry figures as well as networking with the other aspiring journalists on the course.

News Associates deputy managing editor Graham Dudman, who will be leading the delivery of the course alongside a whole host of special guests, said: “This unique course will give participants a chance to understand and learn key non-academic tools needed in today’s newsrooms.”

There is no pre-reading or marked assessments and you will not be expected to do any work outside of these hours.

The short course is not a substitute for formal journalism training but will look great on course and job applications in the future.


The course is only open to students in their final year at university and are an editor of a university publication. Before you apply, please make sure this applies to you and that you are free every Tuesday evening of November.

You have until midnight on Friday October 15 to apply. Places are limited so we will only be able to accept a maximum of two people per publication.

We will get back to you by Friday October 22.

To request an application form and ask any questions about the course, please email