MESSAGE FROM: Young Journalists’ Academy
We have had a lot of strong applications for the 2011 Young Journalists' Academy Summer School, organised by Journalism Education in partnership with The Times, but are still accepting applications until Thursday 24 June. This is an excellent opportunity for students who are thinking about obtaining a career in the media, with our recent alumni study showing almost 90% of graduates have gone on to be published or do further work in the media. (see: http://www.yja.org.uk/index.php/site/apply)
It is completely free of charge and takes place in Canary Wharf on 30 July to 6 August.
As a previous student said: ‘The opportunity to join the summer school was one I couldn’t miss, as it would get the ball rolling on my journalism career.’
The programme is open to 16- to 18-year-old London state school pupils who have the passion and the guts, but not ‘the right contacts’, to break into journalism. It is ideal for any student who is interested in a career in the media. The aim of the summer school is to offer a route into the competitive field of journalism. For more information about the programme, to download our brochure and to access the application form, please visit www.yja.org.uk. The final deadline for applications is Thursday 24 June.
Successful candidates will get a unique chance to meet some of Britain's most renowned journalists, to participate in media training workshops and to visit the headquarters of high profile media institutions. Past speakers include Decca Aitkenhead (The Guardian), Daniel Finkelstein (The Times), Simon Newman (Reuters), Simon Nixon (Wall Street Journal) and Dean Piper (Sunday Mirror).