Community journalism training

Exeter Observer offers free community journalism training courses to help potential contributors gain skills and confidence.

Each course is comprised of six weekly three hour small group sessions which involve tuition, discussion, practical exercises and reviews of coursework and reading assignments.

The course is supported by comprehensive online resources, with textbook and online resource readings and film recommendations each week.

Three written assignments are set during each course which include a news report and a feature article.

Each student also receives two individual mentoring sessions, one after week four and another after week six. These can be used to review assignments in detail, recap course content and discuss ongoing involvement in content production. This could include researching and subediting as well as writing articles for publication.

Additional mentoring sessions are available on request to match course participant needs. The planned print launch will offer additional opportunities for involvement later in the year.

The twenty hour course provides a comprehensive introduction to public interest community journalism in the Exeter context. It covers everything required to enable students to produce publication quality content without any prior experience.

Find out more about joining the course, take a look at the course content or get in touch to express your interest in a place.

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