The News Academy offers free opportunities to 18 to 25 year olds in the UK who are passionate about journalism and want a chance to prove it.
At the News Academy we offer masterclasses, work experience and internships at the News UK’s titles – The Sunday Times, The Times and The Sun. The best get paid – read Guy and Shingi’s stories and see for yourself.
The most prized of our programmes is our annual summer school. A free week-long journalism training programme for students aged 18 to 25 years old from across the UK and Ireland. Based at the London headquarters, 20 budding journalists will get the opportunity to write, edit and publish their own newspaper, with the help of our best journalists. Already David Aaronovitch, Eleanor Mills, Trevor Kavanagh, Henry Winter, Farzana Ali, Dan Wootton and Jonathan Calvert will run master classes and be on hand to help.
“I myself attended News Academy. It’s the best entry into the industry any aspiring journalist could ask for! During my time I interviewed TV star Tess Daly, got my own column published in The Sun as part of the Great British Sound Off Competition and was appointed as one of the groups editors in chief. I achieved all this alongside learning from industry experts, my favourite of which being Investigations Editor at The Sun, Brian Flynn. The experience is truly incredible.” – Megan Hill, News Academy graduate.
Accommodation, travel and food in London are included for the duration of the summer school. Students can apply on our website. All they have to do is write 500 words on something they’re passionate about. You can see the video of last year’s summer school here. Applications close at midnight on Saturday 24th July 2016.