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College of Media and Publishing

CMP’s online courses provide a new start for journalists.

Find your course and start retraining today.

Newspapers have traded in doom and gloom since the first ever editions rolled off the presses.

But now, the industry’s own tale of woe is never far from the headlines. Especially with the since the outbreak of COVID-19, and the recent cost of living crisis.

Tumbling circulations and plummeting advertising revenues mean almost every local and regional title is in steep decline. More journalists than ever have lost their jobs in the past year.

However, the bad news can present journalists with a huge opportunity.

The College of Media and Publishing (CMP) has helped many journalists retrain and find better-paid careers in other sectors.

Journalists have a good range of transferable skills. They are great at research, analysing data, writing, editing and developing creative ideas. And, their ‘nose for news’ is an unusual and marketable asset.

“These skills are used by copywriters, SEO specialists, digital marketers, content producers, web editors, PRs, and communications specialists.”

CMP runs accredited Level 4 courses in all these sectors and has retrained journalists who have gone on to rewarding jobs. Some groups, such as Archant, Reach PLC and National World, have included CMP courses in journalists’ severance packages.

We help people with their online profiles, CVs and preparation for job interviews.

And, we have a huge client base, including PR companies, copywriting agencies and various organisations in other media sectors, and can make introductions.

There’s no limit to what can be achieved with extra training. And, because we’re online, you can fit studying around work and family, making it the easiest way to take your career to the next level.”

To find out more go to or contact us on (01243) 930353.

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