Condé Nast Traveller U.K. Sets Journalism Course

The program is part of Condé Nast’s brand-building education push.

NEW HORIZONS: Condé Nast U.K. is delving deeper into the education game.

Following the opening of The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design in London’s Soho last year, the publisher announced Friday that the U.K. edition of Condé Nast Traveller will extend the reach of its brand by launching a travel journalism course, in association with Nikon.

The two-day program’s first session will take place Jan. 25-26 at Vogue House in London. The course will take the form of a writing and photography workshop, with sessions designed to teach aspiring travel journalists skills such as how to pitch a story, improve contacts and use social media to their advantage, the publisher said.

Melinda Stevens, editor of Condé Nast Traveller, will host the course, and speakers will include Nicholas Coleridge, president of Condé Nast International; Tony Cross, executive editor of cntraveller.com; author Giles Foden, and photographer Martin Morell.

The price is 550 pounds, or around $900 at current exchange, for the two-day course, which is open to anyone over the age of 18.