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Dispatch community reporters complete Kirkstall course

Our latest group of community reporters successfully completed a six-week course in Kirkstall tonight.

The course was held at Kirkstall Valley Development Trust‘s new base at Kirkstall Bridge Shopping Centre.

It looked at the basics of photography, writing articles, headlines, ethics, where to find news, video and podcasting. Dispatch editor John Baron, who ran the course, said:

“We hope they’ll provide a voice for their communities and help shine a light on what’s going on in the area.

“ Keep your eye out for their stories over the coming weeks, and if you see one of them out and about, don’t hesitate to say hello!”

They received community reporter press cards, a certificate and badge – and the knowledge and confidence to continue to contribute for WLD now the course has finished. Here are some photographs from the community reporters’ graduation this evening.

Our next free community reporters course will run in Pudsey at Pudsey House, starting on Friday, 1 November 2019, at 6.30pm.

Book your place – and get more information – here.

Read the work of our community reporters from all four courses here.

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