Last chance to join West Leeds Dispatch community reporters’ course

Community reporters graduating after successfully completing a course in New Wortley.

It’s your last chance to enrol on our free and fun community reporters’ training course, which starts this Thursday!

The friendly and informal course runs over six sessions and offers a friendly and 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 interested in telling the story of their community and runs over SIX, two-hour sessions. There will be refreshments, cake and biscuits – and it looks great on your CV as you will learn transferable skills you can take into employment or studying. We hope you’ll go on to contribute many articles for us!

They’re run by West Leeds Dispatch editor John Baron, a journalist with almost 30 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 of community reporters and earn a community correspondents’ ‘press card’, as well as gain increased skills and confidence.

Our latest course starts from Thursday, October 19 for six sessions, finishing on 23 November 2023. Sessions run in the Bobbin Room at Sunny Bank Mills off Farsley Town Street from 7pm-9pm. The Bobbin Room is in the Red Lane Mill at the top of the site, next to the Archive.

Sign up for a free place by clicking here.

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