New training opportunities for NUJ members

  • 14 Feb 2024

Free courses on leadership skills and news verification skills have been launched for 2024.

The courses will run over a number of dates and locations from January to March, are FREE to NUJ members and have been developed with support from the Google News Initiative.

A lack of meaningful progression in newsrooms is something that many members have raised as barriers in their career, and something the NUJ is committed to tackling across the industry.  With that in mind we are particularly encouraging participation in these training opportunities from underrepresented groups in journalism.   

NUJ training for leadership in the newsroom

The Leadership in the Newsroom training programme is suitable for mid-career journalists, both staff and freelances, seeking to develop their leadership attributes to equip them with newsroom management and strategic planning skills. 

The programme consists of a one-day in-person session at various locations across the UK and Ireland.

Topics covered include:

  • The ‘Wheels’ of Collaborative Leadership
  • Peer mentoring (active listening/support skills)
  • The Inner Landscape (or Iceberg) Model (exploring reactivity vs. responsiveness in working relationships, taking into account feelings, needs & values).

The training has been devised with support from the Google News Initiative, and has been  made available by the NUJ at no cost to members. 

NUJ news verification skills for journalists

This tutor-led training session News Verification Skills for journalists will help strengthen digital skills and develop the next generation of newsroom leaders.  We are delighted to be able to offer this online training for free via Google Meet, to NUJ members across the UK and Ireland.

The half-day, online session aims to strengthen digital research and verification skills and will cover:

  • What is ‘disinformation’ vs ‘misinformation’?
  • A history of fake news. 
  • Impact and causes of disinformation.
  • Exploring disinformation in both its forms: political propaganda & conspiracy theory. 
  • Old fashioned tricks of the trade to identify disinformation. 
  •  21st century tools to identify disinformation

This training has been devised with support from Google News Initiative, and has been made available free to NUJ members.

Book your place

NUJ training for leadership in the newsroom

Full-day training at in-person locations around the UK, central and accessible venues.

Friday 1 March – Birmingham

Wednesday 6 March – Glasgow

Friday 8 March – London, Kings Cross

Saturday 9 March – Dublin

Tuesday 19 March – Newcastle

Tuesday 26 March – Belfast

Friday 19 April – Galway


NUJ News Verification Skills for Journalists 

Half-day, online training via Google Meet:

Tuesday 5 March 1.30-5pm

Friday 15 March 1.30-5pm

Wednesday 20 March 1.30-5pm

  Thursday 28 March 9.30am-1pm


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