Why great journalism skills are not just for journalists

Why great journalism skills are not just for journalists

From public relations, non-profits and banks to health care, construction and government, professionals in every industry need to be able to communicate well, both verbally and in writing, using multiple mediums.

For example, who would have thought when Facebook was born, what a huge impact the social media platform would have on the world? Now, all businesses need to be ‘fluent in Facebook’ in order to reach their audiences and communicate their messages and services effectively.



Here at the National Council for the Training of Journalists, we have delivered the premier training scheme for journalists in the UK for over 60 years, but we don’t just educate journalists.

We provide one-day courses for everyone and anyone who needs journalistic skills, and we love seeing people leave our courses with enthusiasm, eager to try out their new skills when they return to work.

Whether you’re a beginner or a more advanced communicator, we can help you improve.

We can teach you clear, effective writing, editing, interviewing, crisis management, video shooting and presentation skills in print, online and broadcast formats.

We offer a wide range of courses for everyone, from news and feature writing and PR skills to an introduction to social media.

Those who have attended our courses include:

  • Press officers who work with the media
  • Non-journalists who write and edit at work
  • Those who run their company websites/social media/newsletters

Our courses are held at our office in Newport, Essex, which is easily reachable by train (we’re only one hour from London).

If you are part of a group who wants in-house training, we can do that, too. The trainer will create a bespoke programme for your team and will come to you.

Is in-house training expensive? No. We offer a daily rate, so the larger the group, the cheaper it is per head.

Have a look at the courses on offer here, and here’s a list of courses we have coming up.

If there’s a course you’re interested in that doesn’t have a date, email us, and we can schedule it for you. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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