Peace Correspondents Summer Scheme open for 16-19 year-olds

The Verbal School of Journalism is delighted to be hosting the TBUC 'Together Building a United Community' OFMDFM Peace Correspondents Summer Scheme this month.

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We are now inviting young people aged 16-19 years to apply for a place on the Scheme which will be led by journalists Sarah Travers and Bernie Mullen.

Sarah Travers worked with BBC NI for 17 years before joining 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 runs until Friday August 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 as part of our Verbal School of Journalism.

Our 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.

The Summer Scheme is free with transport organised and lunch provided each day and, you will also receive a special TBUC hoodie.

Andrea Doran, Director of Programming and Learning at the Verbal Arts Centre, said: "The Summer Scheme creates an opportunity for young people in the city to become peace correspondents and to have their voice heard, learning new skills from a team of experienced industry experts and looking closely at issues which affect their futures."

If you are aged 16-19 and perhaps already studying journalism or interested in starting one of our courses, please contact Andrea at the Verbal Arts Centre on 02871 266946, as soon as possible. Places are strictly limited so please reserve your place early to avoid disappointment.


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