Category: Training

Journalism and pitching training – what my students say

As my academic teaching year draws to a close, I wanted to grab a rare moment of calm (before I start marking dissertations) to reflect on the past months of tutoring journalism and pitching training. It's been an absolute blast. It's also been the busiest year ever, from a teaching point of view: five university journalism modules, six Bauer Academy…

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In-house media training for charities

I work with charities regularly, popping into their offices to offer bespoke training sessions and 1-2-1 support for new or junior press officers. What will you get if you engage my services? A friendly, informal, straightforward trainer with years of experience and a motivational touch. You'll also get a discounted charity rate - so it's a great solution if you…

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Mentoring & 1-2-1 pitching course

I work with students, journalists and PRs at all levels on a 1-2-1 basis offering general support and coaching. I also offer a correspondence course in Ideas & Pitching to help journalists and freelance PRs learn how to source and pitch great ideas: the idea is that the cost of the course will be easily refunded when you get your…

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Training course for travel PRs

Here's some info about my next training course for PRs - email jo@johannapayton.co.uk to book: How to pitch to and build positive relationships with journalists and editors June 2017, Kings Cross/Euston. 10 places (max) Freelance travel & lifestyle journalists – and former Guardian staffers – Helen Ochyra and Johanna Payton are launching a new workshop for PRs at all levels.…

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