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 Sophie Green or call her on 01273 384293


Online video journalism

Tutor(s): Adam Westbrook
Starts: 10:00am 24th April 2014
Finishes: 5:00pm 24th April 2014
Location: The Tomlinson Centre, Queensbridge Road, London E8 3ND
Price: £240 (inc. VAT)

Learn how to shoot and edit quality video for the web, using smartphones, lightweight digital cameras and Final Cut Pro X


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

Tutor(s): Tiffany Wright
Starts: 9:00am 5th May 2014
Finishes: 9:00am 16th June 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


Freelance feature writing (online, flexible course)

Tutor(s): Ellie Levenson
Starts: 9:00am 5th May 2014
Finishes: 9:00am 16th June 2014
Location: Online (flexible start date)
Price: £300 (inc. VAT)

Suitable for both new and established journalists, this correspondence course offers expert guidance for pitching and writing as a freelancer


Using metrics to inform content

Tutor(s): Adam Tinworth
Starts: 10:00am 28th May 2014
Finishes: 5:00pm 28th May 2014
Location: MSN UK, Cardinal Place, 100 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL
Price: £240 (inc. VAT)

This one-day course is designed to develop your understanding of using analytics to develop ideas and stories


Social media content strategies

Tutor(s): Sue Llewellyn
Starts: 9:00am 12th June 2014
Finishes: 1:00pm 12th June 2014
Location: MSN UK, Cardinal Place, 100 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL
Price: £114 (inc. VAT)

This three-hour course is designed to get you thinking creatively about generating content your audiences will really want to engage with


Fresh ideas for freelance journalists

Tutor(s): Ellie Levenson
Starts: 6:15pm 12th June 2014
Finishes: 9:00pm 12th June 2014
Location: Friends Meeting House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ
Price: £114 (inc. VAT)

An evening course designed to inspire tons of new story ideas for freelancers, plus other handy hints and tips


Digital content strategy for journalists

Tutor(s): Adam Tinworth
Starts: 10:00am 18th June 2014
Finishes: 5:00pm 18th June 2014
Location: MSN UK, Cardinal Place, 100 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL
Price: £240 (inc. VAT)

A one-day intensive course aimed at journalists and editors who want to get to grips with emerging forms of digital content


Online media law refresher

Tutor(s): Richard Danbury
Starts: 10:00am 20th June 2014
Finishes: 5:00pm 20th June 2014
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


Financial journalism: The basics

Tutor(s): Peter Kirwan
Starts: 10:00am 7th July 2014
Finishes: 5:00pm 7th July 2014
Location: MSN UK, Cardinal Place, 100 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL
Price: £240 (inc. VAT)

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


Online sub-editing

Tutor(s): Jane Wild, Emmanuelle Smith
Starts: 10:00am 11th July 2014
Finishes: 5:00pm 11th July 2014
Location: Friends Meeting House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ
Price: £240 (inc. VAT)

A one-day course covering traditional sub-editing skills plus advice on web layouts, SEO and how to make content more shareable


Successful freelance journalism

Tutor(s): Olivia Gordon, Johanna Payton
Starts: 10:00am 19th July 2014
Finishes: 5:00pm 19th July 2014
Location: Friends Meeting House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ
Price: £240 (inc. VAT)

This course, led by two experienced and in-demand journalists, will help both new and experienced freelancers


Creating a buzz: How to grow social media communities

Tutor(s): Luke Lewis
Starts: 10:00am 24th July 2014
Finishes: 5:00pm 24th July 2014
Location: MSN UK, Cardinal Place, 100 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL
Price: £240 (inc. VAT)

This one-day training course will look at how you can grow active and engaged communities on a range of platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr


Mobile journalism: Create multimedia on iPhone & iPad

Tutor(s): Glen Mulcahy
Starts: 10:00am 24th July 2014
Finishes: 5:00pm 24th July 2014
Location: MSN UK, Cardinal Place, 100 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL
Price: £240 (inc. VAT)

Learn how to produce high quality images, audio and video using just a smartphone or tablet, and create powerful digital stories – wherever you are


Copywriting for freelance journalists

Tutor(s): Jackie Barrie
Starts: 10:00am 22nd September 2014
Finishes: 5:00pm 22nd September 2014
Location: MSN UK, Cardinal Place, 100 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL
Price: £240 (inc. VAT)

A one-day course for freelance journalists and others who want to create an extra income stream by adding copywriting to their skillset


Advanced Twitter: Search, verification and monitoring

Tutor(s): Sue Llewellyn
Starts: 9:00am 29th September 2014
Finishes: 1:00pm 29th September 2014
Location: MSN UK’s offices in Cardinal Place, Victoria, London.
Price: £114 (inc. VAT)

A half-day course on how to use Twitter to its full advantage, including tips on advanced search techniques, verification and monitoring


Future courses

Building your personal brand online

Tutor(s): Sue Llewellyn
Starts: TBC

Maximise your social media presence and avoid making critical mistakes with this half-day interactive course


Using data visualisation to tell stories

Tutor(s): Esa Mäkinen
Starts: TBC

A hands-on workshop focused on how to tell data-driven stories using visualisations


Searching social media and verification

Tutor(s): Joe Galvin
Starts: TBC

A practical guide to the key tools and techniques for effective searching of social media and verification


Introduction to open data for journalists

Tutor(s): Kathryn Corrick, Ulrich Atz
Starts: TBC

A one-day course focussing on how to find stories in data. This intensive course will take you through data sources, including open data and will teach you how to clean and visualise data


Search engine optimisation for journalists

Tutor(s): Adam Tinworth
Starts: TBC

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


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