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Journalism – researching, writing & pitching

25 September, 2019 @ 18:30 - 20:30

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One event on 11 September, 2019 at 18:30

One event on 18 September, 2019 at 18:30

One event on 25 September, 2019 at 18:30


On this 4-part course, participants will learn how to write hard-hitting news stories, fun features/blogs and even the occasional cheeky press release.

It will give you the skills necessary to track down leads, get great quotes and sell the results (forgive the rhyme).

You will also discover the exciting world of Media Law e.g. How to Avoid Getting Sued and be provided with effective pitching strategies to get editors salivating. Last but not least you will be shown the vast media market place and given top tips to crack it and get your work published.

You will…

  • Write newspaper ready copy and informative features
  • Perform interviews
  • Produce editorial/blog pieces
  • Be able to write a press release
  • Learn how to research stories/come up with feature ideas
  • Gain a basic knowledge of media law (so you won’t get sued)
  • Effective pitching to editors/business.

About Adam O’Connell

Adam has a BA in Journalism and is NCTJ certified. He has been published in the Independent on Sunday, The Asian Sunday and the Nottingham Evening Post. Additionally, he has written for six poker magazines, a Business-to-Business publication and numerous online websites on virtually every subject in existence. He also has experience in public relations having worked on the launch of ‘Dusk Till Dawn,’ Europe’s largest poker club.


Book your place

This course will take place on Wednesday 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th September at 6.30pm – 8.30pm. The price of the course is £65 for NWS members and £80 general admission and is a fantastic offer for this amount of content! Book your place below, or to find out about joining NWS, head to our membership page.


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25 September, 2019
18:30 - 20:30
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Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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