Writing Skills Evaluation

  • Upcoming sessions:

    • August 28, 2023 16:00 - 17:30

    • August 30, 2023 17:30 - 19:00

  • Upcoming sessions:

    • August 29, 2023 17:30 - 19:00

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An introductory diagnostic session allows you to experience what learning with us is like. On the other hand, it allows us to see who is joining the editorial and what unique skills and perspectives they bring.

An experienced journalist with years of experience will guide you during a 1.5-hour-long session during which you will pitch, outline and start writing your first-ever article.

We will call you a few days after the session to tell you what we’ve learned and discuss what we consider to be the best of action.


Our lessons are open to everyone aged 14-18. To join Harbingers’ Magazine, you don’t need to have any prior knowledge about journalism, editorial processes or the media industry. Except for passion and commitment, only good command of the English language and a computer with unrestricted access to high-speed broadband are necessary.

Group size

The group consists of up to three students. Except for a media industry professional present during every session, one of Harbingers’ Magazine editors will join the group when needed.

Price & scholarships

All diagnostic sessions cost £75.00 per person. The fee may be reduced or waived if you qualify for one of our scholarship programmes.

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Our Experts


    Tatev Hovhannisyan

    Europe & Eurasia Editor, openDemocracy
    2022 Emma Goldman Award

    An Armenian investigative journalist and editor, Tatev is currently openDemocracy’s Europe and Eurasia editor on the Tracking the Backlash project. She has 13 years of editorial experience, and her writing has appeared in numerous international media outlets, including the BBC, Euronews, and the Guardian. Tatev is also a lecturer at the Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences.

    In 2022, she won an Emma Goldman Award for innovative research on feminist and inequality issues in Europe – the first time a journalist has won the award.

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    Stanislaw Skarzynski

    UK Correspondent, Gazeta Wyborcza
    Grand Press News Award 2016

    Since 2019, Stanislaw has served as the UK and international affairs correspondent for Poland’s largest newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza.

    During a career spanning over 15 years, he was a co-founder and deputy editor-in-chief of the NGO-run fact-checking and investigative journalism outlet OKO.press, and a managing editor of the Gazeta Wyborcza opinion section. His articles appeared in Die Welt, Le Figaro, and The Diplomat; he also commented for the BBC.

    In 2021, Stanislaw launched Harbingers’ Magazine and, in the following year, The Oxford School for the Future of Journalism.

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