How to write for mag­a­zines and news­pa­pers

Thurs­day, 25th Jan­uary 2018 – The East In­dia Club, 16 St James’s Square, Lon­don SW1Y 4LH

The Oldie - - TRAVEL -

The Oldie is unique in en­cour­ag­ing read­ers to write for the magazine. Now, with the mul­ti­tude of dig­i­tal out­lets (in­clud­ing our very own blog!), we want to help read­ers build a sec­ond ca­reer in print or dig­i­tal jour­nal­ism; blog­ging, in par­tic­u­lar.

We think more of you might like to try your hand – with a lit­tle ‘in­sider’ help. So we have put to­gether a crack team of highly ex­pe­ri­enced jour­nal­ists to take you through writ­ing for mag­a­zines, news­pa­pers and on­line.

We set out how to ap­proach ed­i­tors, and how to write re­views, col­umns and travel pieces. Tom Hodgkin­son, ed­i­tor of The Idler and a fine copy judge, will of­fer ad­vice on the Dos and Don’ts of fea­ture writ­ing. There will be a foray into dig­i­tal jour­nal­ism and so­cial me­dia, with David Hep­worth.

The venue is the Hog­a­rth Room of the East In­dia Club, with a very good fin­ger-buf­fet lunch and wine.

10.00 – Cof­fee/tea. 10.15 – Wel­come – and how to ap­proach an ed­i­tor, by Harry Mount, Ed­i­tor of The Oldie. 10.30-11.30 – Work­shop one: Mary Kenny, Oldie colum­nist, on writ­ing a col­umn. 11.30-11.45 – Tea/cof­fee break. 11.45-12.45pm – Work­shop two: Sam Leith, The Spec­ta­tor’s lit­er­ary ed­i­tor, on how to re­view. 12.45-1.45 – Buf­fet lunch.

1.45-2.45 – Work­shop three: Blog­ging and so­cial me­dia, with David Hep­worth, au­thor, co-pre­sen­ter of Live Aid. 2.45-3.45 – Work­shop four: Wil­liam Cook, Oldie con­trib­u­tor, on writ­ing a travel piece. 3.45-4.00 – Tea/cof­fee break. 4.00-5.00 – Work­shop five: Dos and Don’ts of jour­nal­ism, by The Idler’s ed­i­tor, Tom Hodgkin­son.

TU­TORS: Sam Leith, Harry Mount, Tom Hodgkin­son, David Hep­worth, Wil­liam Cook, Mary Kenny

The East In­dia Club and tu­tor Mary Kenny

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