Free training from professional journalists

As a not for profit publisher, Newham Voices is currently unable to pay volunteer contributors, however we are able to offer potential correspondents a choice of free training workshops delivered by friendly, experienced journalists, and worth hundreds of pounds.

All our courses are currently delivered online via Zoom due to the Covid-19 restrictions. We are happy to provide instruction on accessing Zoom if you are new to the software. When the Covid-19 crisis is over we will provide the courses face to face at a local college.


Our trainers

Jean Gray (course leader) is former Editor of Nursing Standard, the UK’s leading magazine for nurses. She began her journalism career on local newspapers, including the Newham Recorder, and is a Trustee with the Mary Seacole Trust which campaigns for a more inclusive society and promotes the legacy of Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole.

Aidan White is a long-time journalist and media rights campaigner who lives in Stratford. He has worked on The Guardian and Financial Times. In the 1970s he was an editor with the now-defunct Stratford Express. He was for 24 years General Secretary of the International Federation of Journalists. In 2012 he founded the Ethical Journalism Network.