Media, multimedia and research courses

This is a list of the one-day, evening and online courses we are currently offering over the coming months.

We also offer bespoke and in-house training courses.

For more information about courses, email Chris De Banks or call him on 01273 384291.


Social media

Mastering social media: from Twitter to Instagram

Tutor(s): Adam Tinworth
Date: 23 January 2015
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Shaftesbury Court, 95 Ditchling Road, Brighton BN1 4ST
Price: £80 (inc. VAT)

Three-hour evening course offering expert guidance in using platforms including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Vine to a professional standard


Social media content strategies

Tutor(s): Sue Llewellyn
Date: 4 February 2015
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: MSN UK, Cardinal Place, 100 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL
Price: £240 (inc. VAT)

A one-day course on what, when and where to share on social media


Building brand awareness through Twitter

Tutor(s): Sue Llewellyn
Date: 19 February 2015
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Shaftesbury Court, 95 Ditchling Road, Brighton BN1 4ST
Price: £80 (inc. VAT)

NEW: An evening course on using Twitter to promote your brand or business


Freelancing

Freelance feature writing (online, flexible course)

Tutor(s): Ellie Levenson
Starts: 09:00 31 October 2014
Finishes: 09:00 20 November 2014
Location: Online (flexible start date)
Price: £300 (inc. VAT)

Suitable for both new and established journalists, this correspondence course has a flexible start date, so you can join any time


Writing for women's magazines (online, flexible course)

Tutor(s): Tiffany Wright
Starts: 10:00 31 October 2014
Finishes: 17:00 20 November 2014
Location: Online (flexible start date)
Price: £300 (inc. VAT)

An online course for freelancers offering practical advice on writing and pitching feature ideas for glossy magazines


Successful freelance journalism

Tutor(s): Johanna Payton
Date: 8 November 2014
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: The Bridge, 81 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0NQ
Price: £240 (inc. VAT)

A one-day workshop for budding freelancers


Copywriting for freelance journalists

Tutor(s): Jackie Barrie
Date: 12 February 2015
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: The Bridge, 73-81 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0NQ
Price: £240 (inc. VAT)

A one-day course for freelancers interested in commercial copywriting


Essential skills

Online media law refresher

Tutor(s): Dr Richard Danbury
Date: 29 October 2014
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: MSN UK, Cardinal Place, 100 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL
Price: £240 (inc. VAT)

Get straight up-to-date with the latest developments in digital media law with this one-day course, also suitable for those with no previous legal training


Visual skills to improve presentations

Tutor(s): Lulu Pinney
Date: 15 January 2015
Time: 09:00 - 13:00
Location: The Bridge, 81 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0NQ
Price: £114 (inc. VAT)

A half-day workshop to help you improve the visual part of your presentations


Search engine optimisation for journalists

Tutor(s): Adam Tinworth
Date: 16 February 2015
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: The Bridge, 81 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0NQ
Price: £240 (inc. VAT)

A one-day course offering the latest advice for journalists on search engine optimisation (SEO)


Specialisms

Sports journalism

Tutor(s): Jack Travers
Date: 7 November 2014
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: The Bridge, 81 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0NQ
Price: £240 (inc. VAT)

NEW: A practical workshop in sports reporting, both on and off the pitch


Investigative journalism

Tutor(s): Lyra McKee
Date: 23 January 2015
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: The Bridge, 81 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0NQ
Price: £240 (inc. VAT)

NEW: A one day workshop featuring tools, tips and techniques for investigative journalism


An introduction to infographics

Tutor(s): Lulu Pinney
Date: 4 February 2015
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: MSN UK, Cardinal Place, 100 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL
Price: £240 (inc. VAT)

NEW: A one-day workshop in creating successful infographics, from simple comparisons to maps, charts and interactive online tools


Get started in fashion blogging and journalism

Tutor(s): Johanna Payton
Date: 21 February 2015
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: The Bridge, 81 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0NQ
Price: £240 (inc. VAT)

NEW: A one-day workshop for wannabe fashionistas, to take place during London Fashion Week 2015


Financial journalism: the basics

Tutor(s): Peter Kirwan
Date: 5 March 2015
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: The Bridge, 73-81 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0NQ
Price: £240 (inc. VAT)

One-day course in financial journalism with practical advice on understanding and interpreting company reports


Financial journalism: basic to intermediate

Tutor(s): Peter Kirwan
Starts: 10:00 5 March 2015
Finishes: 17:00 6 March 2015
Location: The Bridge, 73-81 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0NQ
Price: £420 (inc. VAT)

Two-day training course covering financial journalism, the basics to an intermediate level.


Financial journalism: intermediate

Tutor(s): Peter Kirwan
Date: 6 March 2015
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: The Bridge, 73-81 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0NQ
Price: £240 (inc. VAT)

For those already comfortable with analysing company accounts, this course will help to develop your skills further


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