Sunday 11 August 2013


Welcome to journalism4schools, a site designed to offer free advice to school leavers and others wishing to pursue a career in journalism.Since the mid-1990s I have been actively involved in training young journalists - initially as part of my job within some of the country's largest newspaper groups and latterly as a freelance editorial training consultant.
An award-winning writer with more than 20 years' experience in the UK regional press, I now work as a freelance editorial tutor and lecturer.
The driving force behind journalism4schools was my frustration at the poor guidance given about careers in journalism received by many young people getting started in the profession.
My experience has been that school leavers appreciate honest, no-nonsense advice about the choices they face in getting the best on-the-job training that will help them pursue their writing career.
This website aims to achieve just that, as well as offering a couple of keenly priced distance-learning courses for beginners who want to find out if the job is really for them without spending thousands of pounds on inappropriate training or discovering they have made a mistake halfway through a three-year undergraduate course.
Let me know if you find it useful, have any queries or find any information out of date. See the contents menu for help with specific questions or if you want to tackle one of the cheap courses available.

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