Adventure Journalism  Short Courses

Learn the essential skills and find out about connections required to become a travel and adventure journalist in this one day interactive workshop. Explore how, from a standing start, you can develop a profile and contacts, find stories, seek commissions and promote yourself.

Learn how to write a blog, network and use different forms of social media. Get an understanding of video production, article writing and photography. Find out what other skills can help advance your adventure journalism career, and get a great reading list for further development.

Why choose the Adventure Journalism short course?

City's Adventure Journalism short course is a fantastic programme for developing your practical skills from writing to networking.

Taught as a weekend, one-day masterclass, the course offers great flexibility combined with expert tuition to take your adventure journalism career to the next level.

Course Information

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Saturday 27 January 2018 10:00 - 16:30 1 day masterclass £130.00 CS1224 Apply Now

Tutor Info

Ash Bhardwaj is a freelance travel and adventure journalist, former ski instructor and British Army Reserve Officer. His writing has covered trips to Everest Base Camp, crossing deserts in the middle of summer, walking through crocodile infested parks in Uganda and the discovery of ancient cities in Cambodia. He is also an Assistant Producer of expedition documentaries and is the Founder and Creative Director of a Shoreditch-based production company, Digital Dandy.

Ash has written for The Times, The Telegraph and Evening Standard newspapers, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Etihad Inflight, Times Style and Magnificent Man magazines; and the Huffington Post and Mail Online websites. His articles have been the front cover of British Airways Highlife magazine and the Sunday Telegraph Discover section, and his camerawork has featured in the hit Channel 4 series Walking The Nile. He has given talks on adventure journalism and travel writing to The Telegraph Adventure Show, PGI consulting, Mediorite, Tales of Adventure and several schools.

Ash is a Philosophy graduate of the University of Nottingham, commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and was a Media Guardian "One to Watch" of 2012.


A love of writing and a commitment to share your stories with others.

English Requirements

Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English.

What will I learn?

The masterclass will cover a wide range of topics, including:

*Goal setting: to be paid to document awesome adventures and travels of other people and your own.
*Roadmap of a career in adventure journalism. Drawing from the tutor’s own experience, what are the key markers that will help you to develop the skills, experience and credibility to become an adventure journalist?
*Getting started: a blog - practice and portfolio, not an audience.
*Income and getting paid - journalism and other sources.
*Travels and your own adventures: Skills for travel and expedition.
*Developing your own writing style and finding your own voice.
*Finding subject matter and niches.
*An introduction to photography and video production.
*Online presence: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube – SEO.
*Marketing and self-promotion: sending your work to interested parties.
*Getting free stuff: PR support, working out what people want, and helping other people out - write it for free first.
*Getting commissions.
*Treating it like a business.
*Learn to live cheaply. Accept that you'll be skint.
*Commit 3 to 5 years. Most people quit before they're established.

Teaching and Assessment

One-day, seminar-style course. Study of case studies and examples. Step-by-step guide to the set-up of a career in travel and adventure journalism.. Worked examples – practice. Q&As throughout.

Recommended Reading

Books and authors: Levison Wood, Walking the Nile; Rory Stewart, Places In Between; Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World; Henry Rider Haggard, King Solomon's Mines; AA Gill; Norman Lewis; George McDonald Fraser; Tim Butcher; Redmond O'Hanlon.
Magazines: Sunday Times Travel Magazine; BA Highlife Magazine
Blogs: Tim Ferriss; Ash Bhardwaj

Application Deadline: