Merryn Johnson


April 18, 2016

Two-Day Workshop: Introduction to Editing with Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X has redefined the post-production process for journalists and video professionals, and is now the software of choice for BBC news. This two-day workshop will take you through this revolutionary new way of editing video from start to finish.


February 19, 2016

Two-Day Workshop: Filmmaking on a Canon EOS C100 Mark II

This two-day course gives an overview of the Canon EOS C100 Mark II camera and is particularly focused on anyone wanting to shoot money-making, magazine-style films or corporate videos.


February 19, 2016

Workshop: How to Make a Radio Documentary

Radio can be an incredibly powerful way to tell a story, and it’s a growing medium. This one-day course will get you started in some of the key techniques of radio documentary making.


February 12, 2016

Workshop: Human Rights Investigative Reporting with Iain Overton

Whether researching human rights abuses in a civil war, or exposing human trafficking in the sex trade, this one-day workshop will introduce you to the life of investigative reporting – from filing a Freedom of Information request to being aware of ethical implications of going undercover.


January 18, 2016

Arete Workshop: NGO and Humanitarian Content Gathering in Challenging Contexts

NGOs and journalists often have to operate in challenging or hostile contexts. Producing quality material whilst maintaining levels of professionalism and sensitivity can be hard. This course will help you navigate through the complexities and give you the confidence you need to bring back a story safely and sensitively.

This workshop is part of a series being run in partnership with Arete Stories. To find out more about their other workshops, click here.


January 18, 2016

Arete Workshop: NGO and Humanitarian Stories and the Media

In an increasingly competitive media marketplace, gaining maximum coverage for the issues that matter is key to making sure your stories make a difference. Learn why editors reject or select humanitarian and NGO stories and how to avoid the classic pitfalls. This course will show you how to produce fantastic visually led pitches using the right platforms to ensure maximum coverage and compliments the storytelling courses held in March and April.

This workshop is part of a series being run in partnership with Arete Stories. To find out more about their other workshops, click here.


January 18, 2016

Arete Workshop: NGO and Humanitarian Storytelling through Video and Multimedia

This one-day workshop will teach you how to tell powerful stories through video and multimedia. You will learn to create an effective video strategy and how to work with professional video producers and teams. We will go over common pitfalls, learn the relevant theory and lingo, and cover practical topics including how to write a creative brief, how to coordinate bigger productions, and how to use web platforms and social media effectively.

This workshop is part of a series being run in partnership with Arete Stories. To find out more about their other workshops, click here.


January 18, 2016

Arete Workshop: NGO and Humanitarian Storytelling through Photography

This one-day workshop will teach you how to tell humanitarian stories through photographs for media, NGOs, charities and corporate social responsibility programmes. This is a hands-on photography experience and we encourage interpretation and creativity no matter what type of camera you use.

This workshop is part of a series being run in partnership with Arete Stories. To find out more about their other workshops, click here.


December 10, 2015

Gift vouchers available for Christmas!

If you’d like to buy a gift voucher for a Christmas presents this year, just drop us a line at [email protected] to find out more. We can give you a voucher for a specific event or workshop, or credit that you can choose to spend as you like. Terms and Conditions: Voucher can only be […]


December 1, 2015

London Press Club Monthly Drinks – December 2015

A monthly social evening for journalists and others in the London media world. The London Press Club, which has been bringing the industry together since 1882, has resurrected the tradition of regular drinks, on the back of popular demand.


November 26, 2015

Workshop: Public Speaking

From pitching to an editor or presenting to an audience, to interviewing key witnesses and getting in front of the camera, speaking well in public is a necessary skill to help you tell your stories. This one-day workshop will cover some of the main stumbling blocks associated with speaking effectively in public. These include relaxation, voice projection, effective use of pauses, owning the text and good and open body language.


November 4, 2015

Workshop: An Introduction to Mobile Journalism

More and more journalists are now using their smartphones as an electronic news gathering device as online magazines and newspapers increasingly expect reporters to add multimedia content to their story. This one-day course will teach you how to record audio and how to shoot video using your smartphone.


November 4, 2015

Fact to Fiction: A one-day workshop

Are you interested in learning how to turn true stories – either contemporary or historical – into compelling drama or fiction? This one-day workshop focuses on the art of fact-to-fiction adaptation.


November 4, 2015

Workshop: Improving Audio – An introduction to the tools and techniques of sound production

This is one-day technical workshop is designed for anyone wanting to create, enhance or edit audio content for media projects. Discussing sound for narration, interviews, field recordings, ambiances and performance, the workshop will focus on general principles of sound production and will be relevant to users of most recording or editing systems.


November 4, 2015

Workshop: Writing for the Web with Jon Bernstein

With more than 16 years’ experience in digital journalism, pioneering website editor Jon Bernstein will lead a day-long workshop on writing for the web. You will gain an understanding of the principles of writing for the web, how it differs from print, how to establish a successful blogging persona and why the headline must work much harder online.


November 4, 2015

Workshop: Writing and Storytelling for TV & Video Journalists

Join us for a day-long masterclass with Vin Ray, moving from the basic elements of television and video packaging through to the most sophisticated scripting techniques to help you improve your storytelling. It is designed to work for both newcomers and experienced professionals who want to improve their storytelling.


November 3, 2015

Two-Day Workshop: Filmmaking on a Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR

This two-day course gives an overview of DSLR and larger sensor Canon cameras for video and filmmaking, detailing in particular the Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera.


November 3, 2015

Workshop: How to Tweet – Mastering Social Media with Jon Bernstein

In the fast-paced evolution of digital journalism, it is essential to get to grips with the social media landscape around you. Pioneering website editor Jon Bernstein will lead a day-long workshop to teach you how to get the most out of your online tools.


July 31, 2015

Workshop: An Introduction to Mobile Journalism

More and more journalists are now using their smartphones as an electronic news gathering device as online magazines and newspapers increasingly expect reporters to add multimedia content to their story. This one-day course will teach you how to record audio and how to shoot video using your smartphone.


July 31, 2015

Two-Day Workshop: Introduction to Editing with Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X has redefined the post-production process for journalists and video professionals, and is now the software of choice for BBC news. This two-day workshop will take you through this revolutionary new way of editing video from start to finish.


July 31, 2015

Workshop: Storytelling for the Edit

This one-day workshop will inspire participants to think about storytelling from an editor’s perspective. It is designed to help you confidently make decisions in order to create a concise and powerful digital narrative. We will look at theoretical approaches and how to apply practical tips and tricks.


June 25, 2015

Two-Day Workshop: Filmmaking on a Canon EOS C100 Mark II

This two-day course gives an overview of the Canon EOS C100 Mark II camera and is particularly focused on anyone wanting to shoot money-making, magazine-style films or corporate videos.


June 25, 2015

Workshop: Storytelling in Journalism

Are you interested in learning how to tell a compelling story? How to pitch successful ideas to commissioners? How to translate exposing data into hard hitting reporting? Then join this one day event with Iain Overton that focuses on the art of storytelling in journalism.


June 12, 2015

Workshop: Writing and Storytelling for TV Journalists

Join us for a day-long masterclass with Vin Ray, moving from the basic elements of television packaging through to the most sophisticated scripting techniques to help you improve your storytelling. It is designed to work for both newcomers and experienced professionals who want to improve their storytelling.


June 12, 2015

Workshop: Human Rights Investigative Reporting with Iain Overton

Whether researching human rights abuses in a civil war, or exposing human trafficking in the sex trade, this one-day workshop will introduce you to the life of investigative reporting – from filing a Freedom of Information request to being aware of ethical implications of going undercover.


June 12, 2015

Workshop: Writing for the Web with Jon Bernstein

Pioneering website editor Jon Bernstein will lead a day-long workshop that will give you an understanding of the principles of writing for the web, how it differs from print, how to establish a successful blogging persona and why the headline must work much harder online.


June 11, 2015

BookNight with Martin Bell

For July’s BookNights we are delighted to welcome the distinguished former foreign affairs correspondent for the BBC, Martin Bell, OBE, who will present his book The End of Empire over an intimate dinner with Frontline Club members.

Before his career as a BBC war reporter and independent MP, Martin Bell also served as a soldier in Cyprus between 1957 and 1959. In a chocolate box in his attic many years later he found more than 100 letters that he had sent home to his family. He was not a journalist then, but the letters are war reports of a sort, impressions of what it was like to be a conscript on active service during the EOKA rebellion against British rule.


May 8, 2015

Workshop: Mastering Social Media with Jon Bernstein

In the fast-paced evolution of digital journalism, it is essential to get to grips with the social media landscape around you. Pioneering website editor Jon Bernstein will lead a day-long workshop to teach you how to get the most out of your online tools.


May 8, 2015

Workshop: How to Make a Radio Documentary

Radio can be an incredibly powerful way to tell a story, and it’s a growing medium. This one-day course will get you started in some of the key techniques of radio documentary making.


April 21, 2015

Workshop: Marketing Workflow for Photographers

This intensive one-day workshop will cover all aspects of marketing for photographers. The workshop will give photographers the skills to tailor their marketing efforts to the real needs of their clients, giving them practical tools to enhance their self-promotion and raise their conversion rate.