Essential Journalism is a comprehensive course consisting of 20 lessons over three months. Its goal is to allow students to take on their first journalistic responsibilities.
During the course, you will learn the principles of high-quality journalism while practising planning, researching, and writing on subjects of your choice under the guidance of practising award-winning journalists from the UK and around the world.
Our goal is to teach students not only what is necessary to commence their path to journalism but also to equip them with knowledge and understanding of the media industry, allowing them to become more conscious consumers of news and less susceptible to misinformation.
By the end of the course — if everything goes according to plan — you will have published at least three articles.
The course is open to students aged 14-17, regardless of their country of residence. To be able to take advantage of the course, you should have a good command of English and a computer with unrestricted access to high-speed broadband.
The course consists of 20 one-hour-long sessions. All lessons take place on Google Meets.
Please note that as the course is scheduled for 12 weeks, there will be two one-week-long breaks. These will be arranged to best accommodate participants’ availiability.
Price & Scholarships
Essential Journalism: News, Opinion & Interview cost is £1,000 per person. The fee may be reduced or waived if you qualify for one of our scholarship schemes.