Join us at HOME in Manchester for three days of workshops, panel discussions and practical advice. The final 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.


  • 11am: Data journalism with the BBC Shared Data Unit
  • 12pm: Local democracy & community journalism
  • 1pm: Essential video skills using your phone
  • 2pm: Journalism that makes change – panel discussion
  • 3pm: Masterclass: TikTok for journalists
  • 4pm: In conversation with Nadine White
  • 5pm: Evening mixer


  • 12pm: First steps in your journalism career
  • 1pm: Working a patch and newsgathering
  • 2pm: Open-source intelligence and verification with the Centre for Investigative Journalism [2 hours]
  • 4pm: Masterclass: Digital engagement
  • 5pm: The Art of the interview with Simon Hattenstone
  • 6pm: Evening mixer


  • 12pm: Surviving and thriving as a freelancer
  • 1pm:Masterclass: Google Tools for journalists 
  • 2pm: Freelance skills: Build the perfect pitch
  • 3pm: Media law update from McNae’s co-author Sian Harrison
  • 4pm: Music journalism in 2022 and beyond – panel discussion


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.