Is there a story in your community that is crying out to be told to a wider audience? Is an important issue many care about not being covered in the mainstream media? Are you concerned about the increasing bias and declining standards of journalism in the UK’s press?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, and you live in or near Manchester, then The Meteor Journalism Course could be for you. The ten week course will give you a basic understanding of how journalism works and the ability and confidence to create your own quality journalism, in print or video. The course lectures will be conducted by experienced journalists, and National Union of Journalist members, with a wealth of knowledge to pass on from their time in the national and local press.

To apply for the course you will need to submit the following:

  • A short statement saying why you would like to take the course, contact details, and a brief  explanation of your submitted content, explaining when and why it was produced (200 words max).
  • An article or video you have produced. This can be in any style and format and should be around 400 words, or 1–3mins long. A section taken from a longer piece is acceptable, and so is a piece produced specifically for this application.

Deadline for applications is 17 March 2017. Applicants will know if they are successful by the 24 March 2017. Applications should be emailed to:

If you would like further information about the course text or ring 07504 331959.

The two hour weekly workshops will be held at the Green Fish Resource Centre, Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE. Sessions will start on 6th April 2017 at 7pm sharp. The sessions will then run for the next 10 weeks at the same time and place unless otherwise specified.

The Meteor team got together as a result of a journalism course just like this one, and we believe that this course can build the same enthusiasm again. Later on in the course participants will have the opportunity to write, edit and publish stories on The Meteor website. We look forward to reading/viewing your work, meeting you and working together to create a more vibrant, inclusive, relevant and diverse media landscape in Manchester.

The Meteor

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  • Conrad Bower

    Reporting interests include social justice, the environment, and human rights. A staunch advocate for the scientific method and rational debate for understanding the world - he believes only greater public understanding and engagement with the problems affecting society, can produce the progressive change we need. Co-founder of The Meteor.


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