Video Journalism

"I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world" (Henry R Luce)

Journalism & Production

Anna Averkiou is an established trainer, having devised and run popular journalism and production courses for media professionals, charities and NGOs in the UK and further afield in places such as Russia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South Korea and the Americas.

She worked as a Senior Journalism and Production Trainer at the BBC World Service and regularly provided staff training in her roles as a News Editor and Manager.

Anna is also a tutor for One World Media and Press Association Training,  Associate Lecturer at the London College of Communications and tutor and examiner for courses accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

See forthcoming Open Journalism Courses

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Nilima Choudhury, NCTJ Student
“Anna was a great tutor - a breath of fresh air and an inspiration to all of us would-be journalists! She produced great results in a very short space of time, instilling us with confidence and keeping us motivated! Couldn't have done this without you Anna!”

Kathryn Dowling, NCTJ Student
"Anna quickly made sense of a challenging area. I was impressed with her professionalism, patience, good humour and all round dedication. Anna's interest remained and months later she would ask me about progress, future plans as well as really coming through when I sought some industry contacts. I miss Anna's input and will hold onto all of the tips and tricks I was taught. Thank you Anna!"

David Hickey, NCTJ Student
"Anna is a first-rate media trainer who brings enthusiasm and experience to the role. As a trainer, Anna was always approachable and readily made her expertise available. I have kept in touch with Anna and she has been willing to share hard-won contacts and knowledge on lesser-travelled areas gained in the field as a news producer."

Fiona Burman, NCTJ Student
“Anna was literally a life saver for us video journalism students. Her professionalism and sunny personality shone through. She alleviated our collective fear and panic with her positive outlook and calming influence. If it wasn't for her guidance I would never have passed this particular module. I am extremely thankful for her valuable input and wish her continued success.”

Liz Hunter, Church & Media Network
“Anna ran a radio training course as part of the Church and Media Conference in June 2010. Her years of experience as a senior broadcast journalist meant the trainees went away with an amazingly solid grounding in both technical radio skills and news sense. She was organised, thorough and professional.”