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Summer School

Summer School Introduction:

Topics Covered:

  • News and newswriting
  • Reports
  • English law
  • Professional ethics
  • Broadcast journalism (TV and Radio)
  • Sports
  • Interviewing
  • Gossip columns and reviews
  • Lifestyle Journalism
  • Going Freelance
  • Feature articles
  • Blogging

Course Materials:

(costs included in course fees)

  • Journalism and newswriting (LSJ)
  • Freelance and Feature Writing (LSJ)
  • McNae's Essential Law for Journalists
  • Media Law (LSJ)
  • Subediting (LSJ)

Course Date:

  • 29 July 2019 - 23 August 2019
  • 4 Weeks - two lectures daily between 10.00-19.30

Course Fee:

£ 1695.00 (inc vat)

Summer School Timetable

This was a previous Summer School working timetable. Students can expect to find a similar content on the current timetable, though the order of lectures may differ.

Week 1

Registration: Course aims
Introduction to Journalism Part 1
Introduction to Journalism Part 2

Ideas and Angles
News Story

Subediting 1
Court Reporting

Blogging and Writing for the Web

Special Visit to Royal Academy of Arts

Week 2

Running Story
Radio News


TV Practical
Interviewing (Incl Profiles)

Audio Slideshows and Video

One Story or Five
Visit to Treasures of the British Library

Week 3

Subediting 2
Interviewing - Human Interest

Visit to Magistrates
Radio Practical

Courts Day Trip

Sports Journalism

Podcasting Live

Week 4

Interviewing Celebrities

Tuesday Social Networking

Media Law
CVs and Finding Jobs

Work Experience and Job Interviews
Guest Lecturer

Notification of Grades
Meet with Tutors and Lunch

How to Enrol

Registration requirements:

  1. Email your educational cv and details of any relevant background information and experience to
    You must have reached an acceptable academic standard, or have had suitable work experience. All decisions as to suitability are made at our discretion.
  2. Complete an application form.
    You can either apply by post, by fax or directly online using our secure encrypted facilities. Before you complete a registration form make certain you have read our terms and conditions.

Enrolment Form

Course Date:

29 July 2019 - 23 August 2019 (4 Weeks)
Two lectures daily between 10.00-19.30

Course Fee:

£1695.00 (inc vat)

Terms and Conditions

Summer School

Returning a completed application form and receiving an offer of a place constitutes a firm contract with The London School of Journalism. The payment of a deposit reserves your place on the course, but this reservation will be lost if the balance of fees due is not received by The London School of Journalism by the date stated on your application form or, if no date is specified, at least fourteen days before course commencement.

Course fees are refundable only as follows: Cancellations made 45 days or more prior to course commencement will suffer a charge of 15% of the total course fee; cancellations made less than 45 days but more than 15 days before course commencement will suffer a charge of 50% of the course fee. If less than 15 days' notice is given, no refunds will be made in respect of cancellations.

Non-attendance of a class or classes due to illness or for personal or professional reasons does not provide the right to a refund of fees, extra tuition or a transfer to another course.

Cancellation after the commencement of the course will result in the loss of all fees paid. Once a course has commenced the full fees are due regardless of whether or not a student completes the course.

In the event of unforeseen circumstances this course may be cancelled by the LSJ, in which case full refunds of all fees already paid will be made. Notice of cancellation in writing will be given a minimum of 14 days before the start date.