OPPORTUNITIES: MEDIA TRUST – BREAKING IN TO NEWS

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ITV News presenters Charlene White and Julie Etchingham

Want to be mentored by experienced top journalists and learn how a newsroom works? This is your chance to Break Into News!
 
Maybe you shoot films with your friends at the weekends, you’re part of a local film club or blog about what you see on your screen. Maybe you’ve never created your own media but have a passion you’re keen to explore. If you’re 18-25-years-old with limited media or broadcasting experience, this is your chance to be mentored by top journalists and produce your own local news report.
 
Media Trust and ITV News have launched Breaking Into News 2014 to offer budding broadcast journalists the opportunity to learn writing, reporting and production skills. The scheme is specifically designed to support young people from across the country that wouldn’t normally be presented with this kind of opportunity.
 
Nine finalists will then be selected and given the opportunity to work with mentors to develop their own ideas and turn them into a news report for their local ITV newsroom.  The finalists will present their news reports to a high-profile judging panel including executives from ITV News and Media Trust. Each report will be considered for inclusion on an ITV News platform. The winner will be presented with an iPad to help with future projects and be given the opportunity to spend the day with the team producing the ITV News at Ten.
 
To apply you will need to submit a short description about yourself and your background, an idea of what you’d like your report to focus on, and why you deserve the opportunity to ‘break into news’.  The team isn’t looking for polished ideas, just a passion to tell a story on screen and enthusiasm to know how a newsroom works.  Apply here – closing date midday 21 February 2014

For more information, call 020 7871 5600 or email info@mediatrust.org.

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