Tortoise Journalism School
An alternative to traditional journalism internships
At Tortoise, we wanted to come up with an alternative to traditional journalism internships. We’ve set out to create a learning experience that gives aspiring journalists access to senior editors and experienced reporters, in an immersive newsroom environment.
The Tortoise Journalism School is a week-long intensive training experience where students will take part in discussions, presentations and assignments led by Tortoise journalists.
Students will have the opportunity to pitch and write stories for Tortoise, take part in editorial meetings and public discussions and see how our journalism works.
Some of the topics covered by the Tortoise Journalism School include:
- What makes the news?
- How to find a story
- How to pitch a story
- How to tell stories in audio
- How to cover controversial topics
- What media law do you need to know?
- How to find news in data
- How to conduct an interview
- How to run an investigation
The Tortoise Journalism School is free to attend
Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and refreshments are provided, and accommodation is available to successful applicants outside of London.
Applicants should be 18+. No formal journalism training or experience is required.
When is it?
The School runs Monday-Friday. You can choose to start either Monday 3 July or Monday 10 July.
Where is it?
The Tortoise Newsroom, 22 Berners Street, London W1T 3LP
How To Apply
Applicants must submit:
- A 250-word covering note, telling us a bit about who you are and why you want to join the Tortoise Journalism School for a week.
- A 500-word article in response to the question: “What’s on your mind?”