Standup… for Journalism?

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Standup For Journalism is a new comedy night designed to help start a conversation about the job of journalism in a digital society.

It’s been created by journalist Kirsty Styles to see whether journalists making people laugh with them can help us all talk more about what we want journalism to do.

With help from the highly successful Bright Club academic comedy network, the Standup For Journalism pilot will train people that work in journalism to tell jokes, ending with a live performance.

If you work in the journalism industry (even if you’re not ‘a journalist’), you can join the Standup For Journalism programme by applying below by Monday 15 April.

Training will take place in the evening in Manchester between 22 and 24 April. Gig is Wednesday 8 May. Hold your nerve!