Diploma in Journalism fast-track – Harlow College

Established in 1964, the Harlow College School of Journalism is one of the oldest and most prestigious journalism schools in the country. Whilst studying here students will meet some of the top names in the industry and be taught by professional journalists who are experts in their field.

Our patrons include the award winning journalist and television presenter John Stapleton and former editor of The Guardian Alan Rusbridger, who is principal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and chair of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Other past students included Sophy Ridge, Richard Madeley, and Piers Morgan, to name but a few.

With its close proximity to London, the School of Journalism attracts leading journalists as visiting lecturers including Andrew Pierce, consultant editor of the Daily Mail and Kevin Maguire, associate editor of the Daily Mirror.

The college offers both one-year and fast-track courses in news and magazine journalism. Facilities include a television studio and greenscreen, radio suite and industry standard software. Students write news reports and features for the college newspaper, the Harlow Harrier, and the college magazine, Spotlight.

Tutors include Emmy award winning TV producer Naomi Channell, who produces and develops factual programmes for national and international networks including the BBC, C4, ITV and MTV and newspaper and magazine journalist Dr Pamela Jenner who has spent 40 years in the industry; has been an NCTJ assessor and is on the editorial board of an international magazine dealing with conflict resolution.

NCTJ elective modules offered:

  • Media law court reporting
  • Public affairs for journalists
  • Shorthand for journalists
  • Practical magazine journalism
  • Videojournalism for digital platforms
  • Editing skills for journalists
  • Journalism for a digital audience

Job destinations of recent graduates include:

  • Cosmopolitan
  • Essex Live
  • MailOnline
  • OK magazine
  • Southend Echo

Please note, this course will be running from September 2024.

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