London Press Pack: Journalism in the City

Why study this module?

Using London’s events, politics, people and current affairs as context, this module introduces you to the practical and analytical skills (including looking at ethical problems) involved in professional news writing, newsgathering, collaborating in teams to produce stories, evaluating sources and revising writing. You will be required to produce news copy in professional formats, which will include online posts using images, video and audio and the use of mobile technology. You will also learn how to write feature articles targeted at specific audiences.

All of our summer school modules are worth 15 UK credit points / 3 US credit points / 7.5 ECTS, and upon successful completion we will provide you with a transcript of records.

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To register for this Summer School module you will need to fill in our application form below.

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Application deadline: 1 April 2021

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Entry requirements

You can apply for a place on our summer school if you are currently studying an undergraduate degree with another university. You should be in good academic standing, with a Grade Point Average of 2.7 or higher or a minimum C grade average or higher (for non-GPA grading systems). If you are a non-native speaker of English you should have an English language certificate, such as IELTS 4.5, confirming a level of B1 under the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

More about this module

During this module you will: 

  • gain an understanding of the basic professional techniques and processes involved in gathering news and writing features 
  • learn the skills needed to develop stories from a variety of sources using a range of research and information gathering techniques 
  • have the opportunity to work in teams producing news stories tailored to different outlets 
  • create original journalism for different platforms 
  • grasp of concepts of news and news values in an industry context, with regard to ethics and the law 
Teaching and assessment

The module will be assessed by a portfolio comprising news features and short stories and a moderated written or visual journal documenting contribution in class and study trips. These assessments will test the progression of all the learning outcomes.

Module fees

The cost of this module is £1,400.

If you would like to take two summer school modules, the total cost of your tuition fees would be £2,650. 

If you want to take this module alongside our Internship module, the total cost of your tuition fees would be £3,500.

How to apply

To register for this Summer School module you will need to fill in our application form below.

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Application deadline: 1 April 2021

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Noelle and Johanna from the summer school team at