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With over 25,000 newspapers, magazines and online publications, there’s never been a better time to begin writing news articles. Stories are everywhere, and your skills in news writing will also be in demand for features. This introductory course will show you the basics of what makes a good news article and how to write it.

While this course can be taken as a stand-alone course, you may be interested in its companion course, Writing for the Modern Media: how to write feature articles, taking place on Sunday 18th April 2021.


Fees and bursaries

The course fee includes tuition, tea, coffee and lunch and travel on excursions (but not entrance fees to properties visited).

VAT does not apply to course fees and there is no service charge (gratuities to domestic staff are left to your discretion).

You may cancel a course booking at any time. After the 14 day cancellation period has expired, the standard ICE course cancellation policy will apply. Please view our refund and cancellation policy for further details.

Cambridge University Press Bursaries for teachers

The Cambridge University Press (CUP) Bursary Fund offers a bursary of 50% of the course fee to applicants who teach in a UK state school or state-funded further education institution, applying to study a day school, weekend course or online course.

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

17 Apr 2021

Course duration

1 day

Apply by

11 Apr 2021

Course fee




Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
United Kingdom

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