People with Voices is marking the launch of its Introduction to Journalism Skills course by offering a limited number of free places to aspiring journalists.


The introductory course aimed at beginners offers twelve hours of

intensive training with flexible opportunities for learning, either

over two Saturdays from 9am to 5pm, or in four evening sessions that

run from 6pm to 9pm on Mondays and Tuesdays throughout July and



Introduction to Journalism Skills, priced at just £99 covers the core

skills and techniques of news reporting and feature writing and is

taught by journalism lecturer Deborah Gabriel, who teaches

undergraduate courses at Birkbeck, University of London.


Deborah Gabriel said: "This course provides an excellent foundation

for anyone thinking about undergraduate study in journalism and is a

good starting point for those who are keen to begin freelance writing

once they have learnt the basics".


People with Voices is a social enterprise that provides high quality,

affordable journalism training. Its news website also provides a platform for individuals to develop skills in journalistic writing and to build a portfolio of published work that can be shown to commissioning editors and potential employers.


The training courses will take place at the London Enterprise office

in Kingsland Rd, London E2, an ultra modern office complex that

provides well-equipped training facilities in the heart of London's

thriving creative community.


For further information on the Introduction to Journalism Skills

course please read the attached information booklet which contains

instructions on how to apply for a free place.


The course is open to anyone but priority for free places will be

given to individuals from black and minority ethnic communities, those

on a low income or claiming Job Seekers Allowance - groups currently

under-represented within the mainstream media.


People with Voices was launched on April 4 2009 and is supported by

UnLtd, a charity that develops social entrepreneurs and Accelerator,

London's business incubator managed by London Metropolitan University.



People with Voices

Journalism Training & News Publishing

The London Enterprise Office

35 Kingsland Rd

London E2 8AA
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