Join us at Design West in Bristol for three days of workshops, panel discussions and practical advice. The first 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 19 October

  • 12pm: Data journalism with the BBC Shared Data Unit
  • 1pm: Local democracy & community journalism
  • 2pm: Working a patch – news gathering and sources
  • 3pm: Masterclass: TikTok for journalists
  • 4pm: Journalism that makes change
  • 5pm: Art of the interview with Simon Hattenstone
  • 6pm: Evening mixer

Thursday 20 October

  • 12pm: First steps in your journalism career
  • 1pm: Google Tools Workshop
  • 2pm: Centre For Investigative journalism – Freedom Of Information [2 hours]
  • 4pm: Masterclass: Video skills for digital journalists
  • 5pm: In conversation: Lester Holloway, editor of The Voice
  • 6pm: Evening mixer

Friday 21 October

  • 12pm: Surviving and thriving as a freelancer
  • 1pm: Masterclass: Build the perfect pitch
  • 2pm: Media law update from McNae’s co-author Mark Hanna
  • 3pm:Masterclass: Digital Engagement
  • 4pm: Music journalism panel
  • 5pm: Reporting the Royals: Insights from a specialist reporter
  • 6pm: Evening mixer