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A day with leading Guardian writers: Everything you need to know about journalism

Guardian Masterclasses

Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (GMT)

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Don’t miss cracking advice from Stuart Heritage, Decca Aitkenhead, Paula Cocozza and Kira Cochrane about interviewing, writing and pitching your stories to editors.

Whether you’re new to journalism or would simply like to brush up your writing skills, this essential masterclass will provide you with insights straight from the horses’ mouths.

Curated by columnist Stuart Heritage, this lively day of talks, suitable for all levels of experience, features sessions with some of the Guardian’s leading writers. They will advise you on all the essentials of journalism, including researching ideas, interviewing, writing and editing, as well as offer tips on pitching your stories to editors.

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  • Journalist, author and interviewer extraordinaire Decca Aikenhead will discuss how to prepare and conduct interviews
  • Freelance journalist and Guardian columnist Stuart Heritage will offer advice on writing columns, including where to find ideas and what questions you should ask yourself before you start writing
  • Feature writer and novelist Paula Cocozza will show you what makes a great feature and how to write one yourself
  • Guardian’s opinion editor Kira Cochrane will share her tips on how to approach editors and pitch them your ideas

Tutor profiles

Stuart Heritage is a freelance writer with columns in Guardian Family, Guardian Weekend and G2. He has also written for Vice, NME, Esquire and many other publications, as well as for several TV programmes that were supposed to be funny but really weren’t. He is the author of Don’t Be a Dick, Pete. He tweets @stuheritage.

Decca Aitkenhead writes the Guardian’s Saturday interview. She began her career at the Independent, before joining the Guardian as a columnist in 1997. In 2000, she left to write a book about travelling around the world in search of the perfect Ecstasy pill, which was less fun than it sounds. She returned to the Guardian as a features writer in 2008. Gordon Brown’s spin doctor used to advise politicians: “Thou shalt under no circumstances do an interview with Decca Aitkenhead.” Decca thinks he was wrong about that, but some interviewees would probably agree. She is also the author of memoir All at Sea.

Paula Cocozza is a feature writer at the Guardian. She has also worked as a fashion writer, a sports writer and an editor on G2. Her first novel, How to be Human, was published in spring 2017. She tweets @CocozzaPaula.

Kira Cochrane is opinion editor and currently acting features editor of the Guardian. She was women's editor from 2006 to 2010, and is the author of the Guardian short book All the Rebel Women and editor of the Guardian anthology Women of the Revolution. She has also written two novels, and tweets @KiraCochrane.  

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The Guardian
Kings Place
90 York Way
N1 9GU London
United Kingdom

Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (GMT)


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Guardian Masterclasses

Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.

Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.

Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.

The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.

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