MEPRA Academy: How to Write Like a Journalist

This is a full day practical workshop which will earn you 10 CPD points toward CIPR and MEPRA accreditation. You will learn how to develop effective writing skills and gain insights from a practicing journalist who has worked across several national and regional top tier titles.

100 days left

AED1,500 for MEPRA Members
AED2,500 for Non-member

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Course Objectives

Participation in this course will help you gain skills and knowledge on:

• UAE English media – a typical day in a print newsroom and when to pitch
• How to write a press release that cuts through the clutter
• Styles of feature writing: Which suits your story best?
• Write an impactful op-ed: What do journalists need from your piece


Jennifer Bell is a British-trained, award-winning international correspondent trained to the highest level in the UK. She has ten years industry experience and is a former senior journalist and a senior national editor for The National newspaper. Jennifer, who is now a freelance journalist, contributes to many top tier titles across the region including, Gulf News, Arab Weekly, Arabian Business, Arabian Business Qatar, The Business Voice, Life 360, Middle East Health, Business Benchmark, and commissions for UK titles such as special reports for The Telegraph. She also compiles editorials for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi and WorldsSkills International, Dubai Cares and United Arab Emirates University (UAEU).

Date & Timings

18th May 2023, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM GST




1,500 AED MEPRA Members

2,500 AED Non-members

Please ensure full payment is made upfront to avoid any inconveniences on the day.

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
MEPRA Members AED1,500.00
Non-member AED2,500.00