News reportingDo you dream of being a reporter?

Practising their shorthand up to 100wpm

This PA Media Group course offers you the best chance of achieving your ambition of becoming a news reporter, and we have been named the top performing course by the NCTJ more times than any other training provider.

Most of our trainees go on to forge successful careers in journalism, working at titles all over the country and abroad. As well as the knowledge and experience you will gain, you can expect to make some amazing contacts through the course that will hold you in good stead as you begin life as a reporter.

We pack a huge amount into the 17-week course and our trainees must be prepared to rise to the challenge. We cover all the areas of knowledge required by a multi-media reporter today, including:

  • News awareness
  • News values
  • Writing skills
  • Interviewing
  • Digital skills
  • Shorthand to 100 words per minute
  • Law
  • Government/Public Affairs
  • Reporting online
  • Video journalism
  • Understanding the business of news

Our London headquarters are located at 61 Queen Street, London, EC4R 1AE

* Please note that, in the event of the government's social distancing guidelines still being in place, our next scheduled courses may be delivered remotely. 

Our next courses run from August 17, 2020 - December 11, 2020

and from January 25, 2021 - May 21, 2021

Last day of being trainee journalists!

David Walsh, award-winning investigative journalist talking to trainees on the course

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Practising their shorthand up to 100wpm

David Walsh, award-winning investigative journalist talking to trainees on the course

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