Journalism summer school

Our two-week summer school is a practical course introducing you to the basics of all forms of journalism. 

Based in our Twickenham newsroom you’ll cover news and feature writing, data and digital journalism, social media, photography, broadcast journalism and more.

Our summer school is hands-on and aims to provide foundation skills suitable for all age groups.

Many will join us as a way of dipping their toe into the water and after two weeks we are confident they will be ready to take the plunge.

We pride ourselves on the individual attention we give to our trainees as they think about entering this most satisfying and exciting of professions.

Sessions are led 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 partner publications.

Everything you need to know

  • 2024 dates: July 29-August 9, 2024 (Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm)
  • Email [email protected] for an application form
  • Give us a call on 0203 026 3781 if you have any questions.
  • Course fee: £645 (including a £195 deposit)

Frequently asked questions 

What are the entry requirements for journalism summer school?

There are no specific entry requirements but a good standard of written English is essential if you are going to take full advantage of the study programme. You will be required to complete an application form and all decisions as to suitability are made at our discretion. We run a rolling application process. Email [email protected] to request an application form.

Is the summer school residential?

No, sessions run 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday.

Is there a minimum age requirement?

Yes, you must be at least 16 by the time summer school commences.

Is there any recommended reading?

We always recommend consuming lots of journalism! But there is no set reading you need to do before the course. There is also no homework to complete as part of the course.

Will this study programme be enough to get me a journalism job?

Our journalism summer school is aimed at providing essential foundation skills. Throughout the course we will give you a broad understanding of the demands of the industry. Many of those who study at the summer school move on to further National Council for the Training of Journalists accredited training courses.


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The front page of our Journalism Summer School brochure. The background is black, there is a white News Associates Logo on top of yellow text which reads Journalism Summer School.

Got a question about our journalism summer courses? Contact us on [email protected] or 0203 026 3781.

Sign up for a free journalism workshop here.