October to December 2022

Free POP-UP events

6 cities around the uk

masterclasses, panel discussions, advice

PA Media and Google News Initiative

The Festival of Journalism 2022 is a series of free events across the UK offering training, insight and connection for journalists at every stage of their careers.

Beginning 18th October in Bristol, the festival will then tour Birmingham, Cardiff, Newcastle, Glasgow and Manchester. Each event includes three days of workshops, panel discussions, practical advice and training. The festival is produced by PA Media Journalism Training, sister company to PA Media, the UK and Ireland’s national news agency, in association with the Google News Initiative.

The festival is free, and will feature speakers, trainers and panellists offering unmissable insight, tools, skills and development for journalists at all levels. You can register for all three days, or attend the days or sessions that particularly interest you. Just be sure to register in advance.  

The programme runs from 12pm to 6pm each day, and will be followed by a social event so you can connect with speakers and your fellow journalists. All venues are fully accessible.

Whether you are just starting out or are well-established in the industry, we want to help you develop as a journalist and take the next step in your career. Capacity is limited so register to book your place. We’ll send you a full itinerary nearer to the event and will update by city as agendas are confirmed. 

For anything else drop us an email: [email protected].


19-21 October 2022
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26-28 October 2022
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9-11 November 2022
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17-19 November 2022
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23 -24 November 2022
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29 November - 1 December 2022
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Terms and conditions

No admittance without prior registration.

Admittance is at the discretion of PA Training and our venue partners.

No filming or recording is permitted.

All panels / speakers should be considered ‘off the record’.

Further reporting restrictions may apply for selected speakers and due notice will be given.

Coming soon

We’ll release the details for this event very soon. Please check back.

Contact us

If you would like to contact PA Training about the Festival of Journalism please email us on [email protected] or call us on 0207 963 7920.