Join our Community Journalism course

At South Leeds Life we believe everyone has a story to tell and with a bit of coaching anyone can be a reporter in their community. So we have teamed up with Slung Low to bring you a training course to give you the skills and confidence to write for us.

Over the course of three evenings and a Saturday we will look at all the elements you need to write your own articles including:

  • Citizen journalism in the UK
  • Finding a story
  • Taking better photos
  • Structuring a news story
  • Writing headlines
  • Interviewing
  • Staying within the law
  • Op-ed opinion and comment pieces

We are taking a practical approach so get ready to write and share your work in a supportive group. At the end of the course we will be publishing your work on South Leeds Life.

I will be leading the course and sharing what I’ve learned as Editor of South Leeds Life over the last ten years.

The course runs at The Holbeck on Wednesday 11, 18 & 25 March 6:30-8:30pm and Saturday 28 March 10am-4pm.

Like all events run by Slung Low, the course is Pay What You Decide: come on the course and then decide how much it was worth or how much you can afford. If you’re skint don’t worry, just book on the course. Booking is essential, click here to book.

The Community Journalism Course is just part of Slung Low’s Cultural Community College spring term. Check out the website for other great Pay As You Decide Courses including:

  • The Holbeck Choir
  • Modern Calligraphy
  • Salad Gardening
  • Woodland Surveying
  • Manjit’s Kitchen (Asian cooking)
  • Find Your Story (creative writing)
  • Snooker
  • Body MOT
  • Stitch Up (beginners’ crochet)
  • Plus four Big Ideas talks