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Jump into…Journalism (Jump Studios)

Develop your skills as a writer and journalist – and get involved in TEDx Bristol this Autumn!


With technology moving so fast, it’s easy to forget that amongst the coolest tech, social media chatter and cutting-edge apps, we can find lots of engaging stories and traditional storytelling techniques. Over 10 weeks this Autumn, Jump Studios will be exploring the world of digital storytelling, including this brand new Jump Into…Journalism course.

Jump Into…Journalism is a 10 week creative course, giving 14-19 year olds the chance to get to grips with modern journalistic techniques. Working with TEDxBristol (the largest TEDx event in Europe) and The Knowledge, Knowle West’s community magazine, the course will cover:

– Writing for print media
– The art of storytelling
– Blogging
– Journalistic photography
– How to interview, with the BBC
– Podcasting
– Radio hosting
– Creating content for social media including videos, vox pops and news clips

Plus, the course includes the amazing opportunity to be part of the TEDxBristol team as an official journalist for the day! You’ll also have the opportunity to gain a Bronze Arts Award.

After 10 weeks of development, participants will graduate as official Jump Journalists and will be invited to continue working with the Knowledge as writers, reporters, photographers and content creators. This includes a Jump Journalists pass and the opportunity to write for other local media.


This course is ideal for budding journalists aged 14-19 and young people who have a passion for any of the areas mentioned above. Even if you are yet to pick up a camera or haven’t written a story before, Jump into…Journalism will give you the opportunity to do this.

Jump Into...Journalism


This course begins on 13th September 2017. Sessions take place between 5-7pm on Wednesdays and last for 10 weeks. The session dates are:

20/09/2017 – Introduction to Jump Into…journalism; team building and getting to know you; intro to TEDx, The Knowledge & Rife Magazine
27/09/2017 – Writing for print; papers and magazines; how to tell a story
04/10.2017 – Journalistic photography with a freelance photographer
11/10/2017 – How to write for online platforms; blogs
18/10/2017 – Creating social content; videos, vox pops and news clips
01/11/2017 – How to do an interview
02/11/2017 – Be part of the TEDx Bristol event as an official journalist for the day! *
03/11/2017  Be part of the TEDx Bristol event as an official journalist for the day! *
04/11/2017 – Official journalist at the South Bristol Gaming & Anime Expo III @ KWMC
05/11/2017 – Official journalist at the South Bristol Gaming & Anime Expo III @ KWMC
08/11/2017 – Create your first piece for the Knowledge, with the BBC
15/11/2017 – How to create a podcast
22/11/2017 – An introduction to radio hosting; experience a community radio station
29/11/2017 – Next steps; Jump Journalists accreditation and pathways into Rife & The Knowledge

* = 10am – 5pm. If you’re at school / college, permission will be needed


Sessions take place weekly at Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, Bristol, BS4 1NL. Sometimes visits may be arranged to give members of Jump Into…Journalism the opportunity use their skills in real-world environments. Expenses are covered for all external visits.

TEDxBristol takes place at Colston Hall.

Get involved

Our creative courses are very popular and quickly fill up. Jump Into…Journalism is a sign up only course, so in order to ensure your place, please write 150 words on why you would like to be a Jump Journalist (or record a 30 second video) and send it to James Kennaby: e-mail or call 0117 903 0444 if you have any questions.

The deadline to sign up is Tuesday 26th September at midday. This course is free to attend.

Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
+44 (0) 117 903 0444

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