Press Association launches magazine course

The Press Association is launching a ten-week course for aspiring magazine journalists.

The course, which will follow the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ magazine syllabus, will be run from PA’s headquarters in London.

It is not yet accredited by the NCTJ, but PA is ‘working towards’it.

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The course, which costs £2,800, runs from September until November, with a second course starting in February.

Course leader will be Phil Swift, former deputy editor of the Daily Mirror. He said: ‘I am confident this course will become the best entry route for magazine journalists.

‘It will cover all the areas any new journalist needs, such as law and shorthand, but will have a strong emphasis on great writing, design and subbing, multimedia skills and a clear eye on the commercial realities of the magazine world.”

Applications should be made through www.magazinejournalist.co.uk.

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