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What I got out of volunteering at Women’s Voices

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Mariah Wilde is Project Manager of Media Trust’s Vlogstar Challenge youth training programme and competition. The programme teaches 16-25 year olds in London and Essex to produce vlogs (video-blogs) using just their mobile phone. Mariah...

Posted 23 January 2019

Nicky Higgs

My journey into journalism, via Media Trust

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After completing Media Trust’s Creativity Works Multimedia Genius Training programme, 25-year-old Londoner, Stephanie Harris was offered a place at the UK’s leading NCTJ journalism school courtesy of Yahoo! News. She tells us how she got...

Posted 20 February 2019

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What will the world of work look like in 2050?

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Alex Loveday-Davies worked as a Media Studies Teacher before leading Media Trust’s Vlogstar Challenge programme. The programme aims to develop young people’s creativity and confidence through free film and video blogging(vlogging) workshops in schools and...

Posted 29 January 2019

A date with London’s equality sector

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Metro journalist Jess Austin shares her experience of Speedmatching and why she thinks every journalist should give it a try. The last time I gave a presentation was during my final year of university, and...

Posted 19 October 2018

Black and white picture of Metro Journalist Jess Austin

Meghan, Harry and diversity within the media industry

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Since the age of 13, Mahalia Changlee from London has wanted to be a journalist; so when she signed up to our Transforming Hidden Talent mentoring programme, which pairs young people who want to start...

Posted 1 October 2018

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Big thank you to the Vlogstar Challenge!

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Twenty-three-year-old Tomi Ojo shares her experience of making it all the way to the final of the Vlogstar Challenge 2018. The training programme, powered by the Jack Petchey Foundation and run in partnership with YouTube...

Posted 25 September 2018

Tomi at Youtube infant of sign

From Mentee to Mentor: ITV News Wales Journalist Paul Davies

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Twenty-seven-year-old ITV News Wales Journalist Paul Davies’ career is thriving. He has his dream job and recently scooped an ITV News newcomer award. But Paul’s route into journalism hasn’t been conventional. Unlike many of his...

Posted 21 September 2018

Paul Davies with mentee Ollie

Social media in 2019: How you can stay ahead of the curve

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The third of our five-part Stronger Voices guides for non-profits launces today. The guide is packed full of the latest advice and insights on social media. Guide-contributor and Digital Consultant, Andrew Davis discusses how social...

Posted 20 September 2018

Five people standing in a row looking at their mobile phones