Journalism Summer scheme

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Young people interested in journalism are being encouraged to apply for a place on a Peace Correspondents Summer Scheme taking place at the Verbal Arts Centre in Derry.

The Verbal School of Journalism is hosting the ‘Together Building a United Community’ (TBUC) Peace Correspondents Summer Scheme with funding from the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM).

The free six-day scheme, which will be led by journalists Sarah Travers and Bernie Mullen, is open to young people aged 16-19 years from the city.

Sarah Travers worked with BBC NI for 17 years before joining UTV where she was the face of the popular television show, ‘The Magazine’. Bernie Mullen is the former deputy editor of the ‘Derry Journal’ who started out her career as a reporter with the Ulster Herald and Strabane Chronicle newspapers.

The Peace Correspondents Summer Scheme, which starts on Wednesday, August 19th and continues from August 24th-28th, will give young people from across the community, the opportunity to enjoy workshops on how to write news stories for radio, TV, print and online.

The budding Peace Correspondents will be out and about reporting as mobile journalists and, also hear from guest speakers with vast experience both in local journalism and overseas conflict zones.

To book a place please contact Andrea on 02871 266946.