Creativity in Journalism: 5 days free Journalism training course in British Council

To support our education initiatives the British Council is running a series of events that focus on ‘creativity’. We want to help people invent and develop original ideas and use things in new ways that are interesting and unusual. We are inviting applications for a 5-day course on ‘Creativity in Journalism’ 8-12 July 2013, 10:00-17:00.

The course will be run by an experienced BBC journalist and is free to participants, but participants must have a good level of English and work experience as a journalist.

The content of the training will include how to be creative in the areas of:
  1. Newsgathering
  2. Sources
  3. Generating story ideas
  4. Interviewing
  5. Ethics
  6. Storytelling

Applications should include the following:


  1. A short CV demonstrating at least 3 years of journalism experience (preferably in the field of education or social sector)
  2. A description of why you think creativity is important in journalism – no more than 250 words
  3. A description of a particular story or report in which you used creativity to good effect – no more than 250 words

All applications should be emailed not later than 5:00PM on 23 June 2013. The course content can be downloaded from here.Successful applicants will be informed on 4 July 2013.