Enfield Caribbean Association has partnered with The Enfield Dispatch to provide a free short journalism training (3 hours) introductory course on 1 or 2 December. The course covers all of the key processes of journalism.
The Enfield Dispatch is the borough’s free community newspaper. They publish 10,000 copies of the newspaper, increasing this to 15,000 copies to reach more communities in Enfield. They exist as a platform for local people and want to hear from you.
They have partnered with Irish publication, Dublin Enquirer as part of a European project to involve more local people in journalism in the areas they work in. As part of this they will offer workshops, giving local people an insight into how local news is made and to help increase understanding between journalists and the local community.
The 3-hour workshop will cover some of the main processes of journalism: identifying a target audience, finding story leads, making arguments, and different styles of writing. This aims to develop participants' journalism skills and understanding of journalism. There will be a chance for participants to find out how to publish articles in Enfield Dispatch, with Editor James Cracknell attending to answer questions.
The wider objectives are to:
- Increase opportunities for people in Enfield to participate in discussions about local issues
- Grow the audience for local news in Enfield
- Give local people a chance to develop journalism skills and contribute to the newspaper - elevating voices that are not widely heard.
ECA has organised two FREE training workshops for anyone interested to attend at Community House, Edmonton:
- Wednesday 1 December, 10am-1pm
- Thursday 2 December, 2pm-5pm
If you would like to start a new skills, are thinking about a change in career direction or want to develop journalistic/writing skills, then come and join us in this workshop.
Places are very limited.
Please email us at email@example.com.