Run in partnership with ITV News, Breaking into News encourages young people to conceive, write and create their own news story with help from the newsroom team.

The programme offers 1825 year-olds, with limited media or broadcasting experience,the chance to be mentored by top journalists and produce their own local news report on issues that matter to them.

Breaking Into News offer budding broadcast journalists the opportunity to learn how to research, report and produce news bulletins for ITV regional and national news outlets.

The scheme is specifically designed to support young people from across the country, that wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to gain entry into the broadcast industry. No experience is necessary, just passion and enthusiasm.

Ten finalists, one from each ITV News region, will be selected and will be given the opportunity to work with top industry mentors to develop their own ideas and turn them into a news report for their local ITV newsroom. Each report will also be considered for inclusion on an ITV News platform.

Tanya Nyenwa was named Media Trust Breaking into News runner-up, for her report on afro hair.

Top class mentoring

You will be mentored by a professional broadcast journalist for six weeks. The mentoring is practical and by the end of the six weeks each finalist will have produced a broadcast quality bulletin that may be aired across the local ITV news region.


To make this flagship programme even more exciting, ten finalists will be judged by a panel of journalists and heads of news to claim the top prize:

  • The latest iPad
  • A day with the ITV News team producing the ITV News at Ten
  • Networking and connecting with News Broadcasters.

Breaking Into News 2018 

Ever thought about getting your very own news report broadcast on national TV? Well here’s your chance.

Applications for 2018 will open in January 2018. The final event will take place in June 2018 at the ITV studios.

Read more about the 2017 Breaking into News competition

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