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.


Mastering social media: from Twitter to Instagram

Tutor(s): Adam Tinworth
Starts: 18:00 10 September 2014
Finishes: 21:00 10 September 2014
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


Copywriting for freelance journalists

Tutor(s): Jackie Barrie
Starts: 10:00 22 September 2014
Finishes: 17:00 22 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


Search engine optimisation for journalists

Tutor(s): Adam Tinworth
Starts: 10:00 23 September 2014
Finishes: 17:00 23 September 2014
Location: MSN UK, Cardinal Place, 100 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL
Price: £240 (inc. VAT)

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


Social media content strategies

Tutor(s): Sue Llewellyn
Starts: 09:00 29 September 2014
Finishes: 13:00 29 September 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


Online video journalism

Tutor(s): Adam Westbrook
Starts: 10:00 2 October 2014
Finishes: 17:00 2 October 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


Online media law refresher

Tutor(s): Dr Richard Danbury
Starts: 10:00 29 October 2014
Finishes: 17:00 29 October 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


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 metrics to inform content

Tutor(s): Adam Tinworth
Starts: TBC

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


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


Freelance feature writing (online, flexible course)

Tutor(s): Ellie Levenson
Starts: TBC

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: TBC

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


Financial journalism (the basics)

Tutor(s): Peter Kirwan
Starts: TBC

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


Financial journalism (intermediate)

Tutor(s): Peter Kirwan
Starts: TBC

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


Financial journalism: basic to intermediate

Tutor(s): Peter Kirwan
Starts: TBC

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


Better blogging

Tutor(s): Adam Tinworth
Starts: TBC

Discover how to publish engaging content, build an online community and plan a long-term strategy for your blog


Advanced Twitter: Search, verification and monitoring

Tutor(s): Sue Llewellyn
Starts: TBC

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


Creating a buzz: How to grow social media communities

Tutor(s): Luke Lewis
Starts: TBC

Luke Lewis, UK editor of BuzzFeed, shows how to grow active and engaged communities on a range of social platforms


Mobile journalism: Create multimedia on iPhone & iPad

Tutor(s): Glen Mulcahy
Starts: TBC

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


Data journalism online

Tutor(s): Conrad Quilty-Harper
Starts: TBC

A one-day course in working with data, numbers and statistics, particularly in online reporting, led by Ampp3d's Conrad Quilty-Harper


Successful freelance journalism

Tutor(s): Johanna Payton
Starts: TBC

This course, led an experienced and in-demand journalist, will help both new and experienced freelancers


Fresh ideas for freelance journalists

Tutor(s): Ellie Levenson
Starts: TBC

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


Online sub-editing

Tutor(s): Jane Wild, Emmanuelle Smith
Starts: TBC

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


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