Training in journalism, storytelling and communication is an important part of Pioneers Post's work, and a key way in which we can expand our impact beyond the stories we publish.

As experienced journalists and editors, we run events, seminars and training programmes to help social entrepreneurs, business leaders and impact investors develop a strong story and tell it in the most impactful way. We also facilitate and lead training of other media professionals around the world – from early-career journalists to more experienced professionals who are new to the impact movement, equipping them to better understand and report on the world of social entrepreneurship and impact investing.

As experienced and accredited trainers of solutions journalism, we can also create bespoke training in this growing field; and we draw on our expert network of partners to provide specialist guidance on key topics including diversity and inclusion, fact-checking and social media. 


Bespoke training: for journalists and storytellers

  • Reporting on the impact economy
  • Solutions journalism
  • Interviewing
  • Audio storytelling
  • Mobile journalism
  • Fact-checking and misinformation
  • Ethical and inclusive reporting


Bespoke training: for social entrepreneurs, business leaders, impact investors and communications professionals

  • Working with and securing coverage in the media
  • Storytelling for social change  
  • Communication strategy
  • Design thinking
  • Visual communication


Social entrepreneur participating in Khartoum training in 2020

A social entrepreneur participating in training in Khartoum, 2020


Some examples of our training 

DICE Young Storymaker programme

With our partner the British Council, we designed a year-long programme for 14 young journalists from six countries, supporting them to report on creative and social enterprise. This kicked off with a week of training, discussion and networking in London, and continued with Pioneers Post editors providing mentoring and guidance to help our storymakers publish dozens of stories with us. 

Supporting the emerging impact economy in Ethiopia and Sudan

We designed and led a week of training social entrepreneurs and journalists, in person in Addis Ababa and in Khartoum, as part of a British Council programme supporting the growth of social enterprise in each country. In Ethiopia we also co-created a new journalism award to recognise leading names in this field. 

Online/in-person training for young storytellers from multiple countries

We have designed and facilitated several training programmes as part of British Council initiatives to support young storytellers and communicators (pictured above). These workshops included sessions on solutions journalism, environmental storytelling, inclusive communications, reporting on the impact economy, mobile journalism, interview skills, fact-checking and more. Read more about projects we delivered in 2020 and in 2022.


Some feedback from our trainees

“These workshops made me even more hopeful about the journalism field and the impact it can make.”

“The workshop on solutions journalism was an absolute game-changer.”

“I learnt a lot and it was a privilege to make contact with so many interesting people in the industry.”



Free webinars for impact leaders

We regularly host webinars as part of our SE100 and WISE100 programmes, drawing on the expertise of our growing network of leading social enterprise and impact investing leaders across the UK. These are free and open to all. 

Catch up with the highlights from some of our recent discussions:

Check our events page for details of upcoming webinars.


Speaking at events and moderating panel discussions

Our journalists and editors have spoken, delivered workshops or moderated panel discussions at many of the leading impact events including ChangeNow, the GSG Impact Summit, EVPA (ImpactEurope) events, and the Social Enterprise World Forum.  


Get in touch 

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Top picture: young participants during a workshop on inclusive storytelling in London, 2022.