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Join us at Pride House in Birmingham for three days of workshops, panel discussions and practical advice. The second stop of our Festival of Journalism tour will allow you to develop your skills and make connections.

We’d love to see you for three days, but you’re welcome to join us for a single day or just a session — we know that deadlines won’t wait. Every day will finish with a social, so you can continue discussions with your peers .


Wednesday 26 October

  • 12pm: Surviving and thriving as a freelance journalist
  • 1pm: Masterclass: Build the perfect pitch
  • 2pm: Open-source intelligence and  verification with the Centre For Investigative Journalism [2 hour session]
  • 4pm: Journalism that makes change – work with impact
  • 5pm: Masterclass: TikTok for journalists
  • 6pm: Evening mixer

Thursday 27 October

  • 12pm: First steps in your journalism career
  • 1pm: Google Tools Workshop 
  • 2pm: Data journalism with the BBC Shared Data Unit
  • 3pm: Grassroots to global: Reporting Birmingham
  • 4pm: Fashion journalism panel
  • 5pm: In conversation: Ahmed Hussain, BBC Asian Network
  • 6pm: Evening mixer

Friday 28 October

  • 12pm: Be your own editor: Tips for cleaner, better copy
  • 1pm: Working a patch and newsgathering
  • 2pm: Legal updates with the McNae editors
  • 3pm: Trends reporting with HuffPost UK
  • 4pm: Life as a war correspondent
  • 5pm: Keynote interview: In conversation with Owen Jones
  • 6pm: Evening mixer


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.