Sign up for our free Community Reporters course

Would you like to tell the stories of your community and learn new skills?

South Leeds Life is running a Community Reporters course starting in two weeks time. It’s fun, it’s free and it’s aimed at beginners, so no experience is expected of you.

The course will be run by John Baron. John is the Editor of West Leeds Dispatch, has previously worked for The Guardian, Leeds Weekly News and Health For All as well as teaching Journalism in Hull.

Over six, weekly, two hour sessions, the course will cover photos and videos, structuring a news story, headline writing, interviewing skills, as well as ethics and legal considerations.

The course will run on Wednesday evenings, 6-8pm and is being held at Building Blocks nursery in Beeston Hill. The dates are 15 February to 22 March. We will try and organise lifts for people who need transport to attend.

If you would like to sign up for a place or have any questions please contact us by email or ring 07894 583966.


Photo: John Baron by Sara Thornhurst


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