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Join our latest community reporter training course in our new newsroom

If you’d like to get more involved in what’s going on locally, our free West Leeds Dispatch community reporters’ training course is right up your street.

The friendly and informal course runs over SIX sessions and offers a fun introduction to writing articles, taking photos, making videos and basic podcasting – as well as offering wider help and guidance on everything you need to know to be a community reporter. We can even help with spelling and grammar!

Our free course is aimed at beginners and runs over SIX, two-hour sessions. There will be lots of tea, coffee, cake and biscuits – and it looks great on your CV as you will learn transferable skills you can take into employment or studying.

West Leeds Dispatch community newsroom
The community newsroom is based at Bramley Lawn. Photo: John Baron

They’re run by West Leeds Dispatch editor John Baron, a journalist with over 25 years’ experience who has worked for a variety of local newspapers as well as The Guardian.

At the end of it, you’ll become part of the Dispatch family and earn a community correspondents’ ‘press card’ and goodies, as well as increased skills and confidence.

All we ask is that you turn up once you’ve signed up, as places are limited.

Our latest course starts from Thursday, 17 March 2022 and runs weekly until 21 April.

West Leeds Dispatch community newsroom
The West Leeds Dispatch community newsroom is based at Bramley Lawn. Photo: John Baron/westleedsdispatch.com

It runs from 7pm to 9pm at our new community newsroom, based at Bramley Lawn Social Centre, Rossefield Approach, which is just off Stanningley Road.

The number 16 bus takes you nearby and the 72 stops less than a minute away if you need public transport. We’re also about ten minutes’ walk from Bramley Train Station.

Sign up for the free course here or by using the booking form below:

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