Key topic workshops

Exeter Observer provides free key topic workshops which cover specific local, subregional and regional public interest issues in depth to help contributors better understand policy and practice in and around Exeter.

Workshops covering practical journalism skills such as making requests under freedom of information legislation are also planned.

These are in addition to the community journalism courses and news writing seminars that Exeter Observer offers to help potential contributors learn skills and gain confidence.

Workshops are presented in three hour small group sessions and are supported by resources which include notes, references and documents such as relevant local strategies and policies.

Attendance at the workshops is normally restricted to Exeter Observer contributors. If you are interested in taking part, please get in touch to request a place, including a few details about yourself and why you want to come along.

Key topic workshop notes

Journalism skills workshop notes

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