Founded in September 2010, The Harlow Harrier is at the forefront of Harlow and Essex news.

Our journalism students aim to bring you the latest local news and sport, plus features and investigative reports on issues that concern you, the reader.

Let us know what YOU want from the website and the issues that concern you.

Harlow College School of Journalism holds a unique place in the training of journalists in the UK. Its reputation as one of the most long-standing and prestigious centres for creating reporters, feature writers and editors is legendary – and deservedly so.

The centre has trained Piers Morgan, Sophy Ridge, Tim Lott and Richard Madeley as well as hundreds – if not thousands – of other practising journalists.

It’s not surprising therefore that if you tell someone working for a national newspaper that you trained at Harlow, there is a good chance they will answer ‘Snap! I trained there too’.

Our patrons are both former Harlow journalism students. They are John Stapleton, award winning journalist and television presenter and Alan Rusbridger, former editor in chief at The Guardian and now principal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and chair of Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

Accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) the one year Diploma course covers writing for news and magazines, video and production journalism and public affairs.

Guest lectures are often given by leading figures in the industry. These have included Kevin Maguire, associate editor at the Daily Mirror; Andrew Pierce, consultant editor at the Daily Mail and Nikki O’Donnell, BBC Look East editor.

In the past few years students have won an impressive array of awards including the Daily Telegraph’s Young Sportswriter of the Year, the Guardian Student Journalist of the Year, BBC Essex Travel Writer and have been finalists in the Press Gazette Student Writer Awards.

But don’t take our word for it – our best advertisement is our former students.

Mark Wilson, Daily Telegraph Young Sports Writer Award and former Harlow student, said:  “I will never make a better career decision. Harlow College provided me with the range of skills, experience and self-belief I needed to break into the only career I have ever wanted to pursue.”

For entry requirements and fees please contact the college on: 01279 868000

Harlow College
Velizy Avenue
Town Centre, Harlow
Essex CM20 3EZ


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