News and feature writing


"Best training since taking up my position."
- Bill Pascoe, Devon and Cornwall Police

"This has been a really valuable day. It has been really useful and I’ve learned a lot. It’ll certainly change the way I write.”
- Jamie Walker, World Horse Welfare

A course covering all the basic elements of news and feature writing, from ideas to producing gripping copy to deadlines.

Aimed at:

Those new to, or those who need to improve their skills in news or feature writing for newspapers, magazines and websites (to include in house).


  • The changing media world and how this can benefit organisations
  • The essentials of good writing
  • Plain English and grammar refresher
  • Interviewing skills
  • Story structures – news, nibs and features
  • Commercial stories – press releases and copy writing
  • Headline writing
  • Simple language
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Improving delegates' writing

Following this course you will be able to write news and features for a range of publications, know how to structure stories and be able to meet deadlines.

Location: Just a stone's throw away from London at the NCTJ offices in Newport, Essex. It can also be delivered as an in-house course at your chosen location

Date: 9 May 2019, and the date can also be set according to delegates' needs.

Cost: Our standard price is £375 plus VAT per delegate, please enquire about group rates

To book a place, please complete the form below.