For those seeking other kinds of courses the links below are to various training organisations which may also be of interest.

United Kingdom

National Council for the Training of Journalists
The NCTJ accredits the premier journalism training schemes in the UK. It offers distance learning courses in newspaper and magazine journalism, including sub-editing, for those trainees not able to undertake full-time training at our accredited centres. It also organises a programme of short courses for those wishing to develop their journalism skills or update their knowledge. The NTCJ is dedicated to providing a world-class education and training system that develops current and future journalists for the demands of the 21st Century.

Press Association
Press Association Training is the UK’s leading media training company. It offers a wide range of training courses and services which are detailed on their site.    A full list of current public courses is available on the course calendar and they also offer a wide range of bespoke training solutions.

Thomson Foundation
The Thomson Foundation has, since 1963, offered exceptional training for all sectors of the media.  They have good training facilities at their headquarters in Cardiff but also send experts out to train in most countries.

City University
City University – in the City of London – has developed a fine reputation for its journalism training.  Particularly well known is its post-graduate programme, it offers in addition under-graduate courses in all aspects of journalism.

Sheffield University
Located in Yorkshire, the National Student Survey results for 2009 place Sheffield University top in the UK for overall satisfaction with Journalism.  It offers both under-graduate and post-graduate degrees.


The Asian College of Journalism
Based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu in southeastern India, the Asian College of Journalism has developed an exceptional reputation as a centre of excellence.
It is a postgraduate college designed to provide students with world-class journalism education adapted to the specific needs of India and other developing countries in Asia. It seeks to prepare its graduates to achieve the highest standards in all branches of the profession, keeping in focus the trend and thrust of convergence in the media, and the consequent demands for multiple skills made on the contemporary journalist.

The Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media
Founded in 2001, the IIJNM seeks to educate students in a broad range of skills and concepts involving the gathering, editing and presentation of information, and prepare them for a career in journalism. While there is a strong emphasis on the “craft” of journalism, the curriculum is designed to help students draw on and supplement their basic education so they are better equipped to handle intelligently the fundamental issues of the day. They will be exposed to the principles and ethics intrinsic to the profession, to enable them to hone their journalistic skills. The hope is that IIJNM journalists will not only be competent practitioners by today’s standards, but also that they will help raise those standards.

South Africa

Rhodes School of Journalism & Media Studies
JMS is internationally known for its academic programmes, wide-ranging media projects and it aims to develop outstanding journalists, media workers and researchers. Located on the Rhodes campus in the purpose-built and well-resourced Africa Media Matrix (AMM) building, the most sophisticated journalism education environment in Africa.

West Africa

West African News-media and Development Centre (WANAD)
Street Address: BP 378
Cotonou 001


The West African Newsmedia and Development Centre (WANAD) is a centre of expertise in media and communication for development.  Formerly a West African news agencies development project launched in 1984, WANAD was transformed in 1995 into an autonomous, self-financing regional institution.

It aims to strengthen the capacity of the mass media in West Africa to promote social and economic development through accurate and informed reporting; and to promote the use of communication for sustainable development within government, civil society and academic institutions in Africa.

New Zealand

New Zealand Journalists Training Organisation  
Funded by the major media (print, radio and television and online), the New Zealand Journalists Training Organisation operates an industry training scheme – the National Diploma in Applied Journalism – on behalf of our stakeholders.

It administers the National Diploma in Journalism, the entry-level qualification to a newsroom and oversees and liaises with the training providers at the 10 registered J-schools.