MEPRA Academy: Write Like a Journalist – Dubai

Learn to think like a reporter and write with impact to capture media attention and engage audiences. Former senior news editor of The National, and now freelance journalist Jennifer Bell, will guide you through how a newsroom works, what journalists expect in a press release, feature and opinion editorial, and provide techniques to help create compelling, engaging pieces.

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13 days left

AED1,500 for Members
AED2,500 for Non-Members Ticket

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This is a practical workshop where 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.

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

Training level

Introductory – Intermediate

For any additional inquiries, please email us at


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 a special reports for The Telegraph. She also compiles editorials for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi and WorldsSkills International, Dubai Cares and United Arab Emirates University (UAEU).


Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens

Date & Timings

14th July 2022 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM GST


To enrol in this course, please register below or email us at


MEPRA Members 1,500 AED, Non-members 2,500 AED.

Upfront payment is required for this workshop.

Please note that there are no cancellations & refund upon confirmation.

Agenda and speakers

  • 7/14/22 9:30 - 7/14/17 4:30
    Write like a journalist

    Jennifer Bell

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