About Us

Leading centre for journalism, communications, media and content training.

We are Experts in journalism, PR, communications, and digital storytelling 

We are PA Media Academy, a leading centre for journalism, communications, media and content training. We are the sister company to PA Media (formerly the Press Association), the national news agency for the UK and Ireland and have a long heritage in training – you’ll find PA-trained journalists in leading newsrooms all over the world.

We teach what we know best: news and news-based communications, writing and editing, and digital storytelling across multiple platforms. In an age of AI, these skills have never mattered more.

We offer a wide range of training, starting with four-hour short courses for individuals looking to learn new skills, build on their current knowledge and boost their CVs.

Our NCTJ-accredited diploma courses and apprenticeships are perfect for people looking to kickstart a career in journalism and highly-regarded by possible employers. 

PA Media Academy also has a dedicated team overseeing media training. Our experts are senior journalists from leading newsrooms with hundreds of hours of experience coaching spokespeople and advising on messaging and communications strategy.

Courses include classic media training, crisis communications and workshops focusing on specific skills such as broadcast interviews, public speaking and key messaging.

Media Training - A media training session with Bridgid Nzekwu with client PA Media.

Our Trainers

Our expert trainers are practitioners with a wide range of experience who are ready to help you take your career to the next level.

As the best in the journalism, content and communication industries, they bring first-hand experience combined with excellent training skills. PA Media Academy’s trainers are well-connected and reflect the diversity of thought and practice in our industries, ranging from professionals with decades of experience to practitioners earlier in the careers, at the cutting edge of best practice.

Meet the team

What our students say

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I made amazing friends, amazing memories and now it has led me to an amazing job which I never would have gotten without my time at Press Association.  

Holly Bishop
, Digital Reporter
, GB News

What a great session we had on Communicating with Impact. Bridgid shared practical techniques to enhance and develop our communications skills so we can present and speak publicly or to senior stakeholders with confidence and impact.  I speak for my whole team in highly recommending Bridgid Nzekwu if you are after effective and fun communication training.

, Group Legal Director, Corporate Commercial & Compliance

I was able to count on excellent teachers and professionals who helped me push my limits and achieve my goals. I was impressed by the quality of the course and the motivation teachers put into it. It was a great experience and I would definitely do it again!

Laure Poncet
, Research Officer
, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes

It’s a great place to make connections – networking with teachers, guest speakers and fellow students can be key to gaining advice or even job opportunities during and after the course. 

James Saunders
, Digital News Reporter
, GB News 

The team is flexible, slick, well-resourced and overall simply first class. Their expertise and knowledge have been invaluable. I was delighted with our choice, so I’d have no hesitation in recommending them

Prostate Cancer UK
, Head of External Relations

The methods and techniques you learn (and apply) on a daily basis through teaching, coursework and eventually exams crop up again and again in both job applications and jobs themselves – the course content is directly relevant to the realities of the industry. 

James Saunders
, Digital News Reporter
, GB News

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