music journalism

write music reviews and features

course description

Participants will learn about the history of music journalism and how it has transformed in recent years. Skills taught will include interviewing techniques, how to write a music review (live and recorded music), and feature writing (long-form music journalism).

prior experience

Anyone interested in the history of music journalism, writing about music, doing music reviews, writing music features, interviewing musicians. 

equipment required

None required.

this course will be of interest to

Anyone interested in the history of music journalism, writing about music, doing music reviews, writing music features, interviewing musicians. 

course dates

This course runs from 10am – 5pm over Saturday 9th November.

course price

£100

course overview

  • The history of music journalism in a nutshell
  • How music journalism has transformed
  • Advice on carrying out interviews with bands and artists and interview techniques
  • How to write a music review (live and recorded music) – what to do and what not to do
  • Music feature writing (long-form journalism)
  • Pitching music features to editors

tutor

Helen Nugent

Helen Nugent is a multi-award-winning journalist and the Editor of Northern Soul, a culture and enterprise website about the North of England. She teaches Music Journalism at Salford University and is a professional journalist. During her career, Helen has worked in London for The Times for a decade, freelanced for most of the national newspapers including The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent and The Mail on Sunday, been a presenter for BBC 5 Live and BBC local radio, and a senior Editor at The Spectator. She runs her own media training company. 

links

northernsoul.me.uk

@nugehelen 

related courses

  • feature writing
  • arts journalism
  • news journalism

Venue

University of Salford Maxwell Building
43 Crescent
Salford M5 4WT
UK