Join us at School Of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC) / Ysgol Newddiaduraeth y Cyfrngau a Diwylliant in Cardiff 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 9 November

  • 12pm: Local democracy & community journalism
  • 1pm: Be your own editor – tips for cleaner, better copy
  • 2pm: Working a patch and news gathering
  • 3pm: Masterclass: TikTok for journalists
  • 4pm: Masterclass: Video skills for digital journalists
  • 5pm: Music Journalism panel

Thursday 10 November

  • 12pm: First steps in your journalism career
  • 1pm: Google Tools workshop
  • 2pm: Open-source intelligence and verification with the Centre for Investigative Journalism [2 hours]
  • 4pm: Journalism That Makes Change
  • 5pm: Keynote: Counter- Disinformation for journalists with Dr Charles Kriel

Friday 11 November

  • 12pm: Keynote: Alan Rusbridger
  • 1pm: Surviving and thriving as a freelancer
  • 2pm: Masterclass: Build the perfect pitch
  • 3pm: Media law update from McNae’s co-author Sian Harrison
  • 4pm: Masterclass: Digital Engagement