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The Telegraph’s Media Literacy Programme Returns

This year the scheme has been rolled out to over 150 participating students from diverse backgrounds across the regions, say the publishers.

The Telegraph’s Media Literacy Programme Returns
Ian MacGregor: “The Telegraph is committed to inspiring future generations to develop careers in journalism.”

Its pilot in 2021 saw 30 London sixth-formers take part. The month-long programme aims to break down the barriers to journalism, and provide pupils with the tools and skills to think critically about the media landscape.

The course is hosted by Commuter Editions Editor Danny Boyle, and Snapchat Editor Rachel Matthews and will feature journalists from across The Telegraph’s newsroom, from a wide variety of areas including: Travel; the News Desk; Creative; Women’s Sports; Video; Beauty; Audio; Foreign Desk; and Social.

The interactive sessions include: How to be a Travel Writer; The Secrets of Visual Journalism; Inside the World of a Beauty Director; A Day in the Life of Telegraph US Correspondent; How to be a Sports Writer; Inside the World of a Music Writer; Making the Telegraph Beautiful; and Inside the World of Podcasts.

The final session includes career tips for working in the media industry and advice on how to write a CV. The Telegraph has once again teamed up with Deborah Streatfield who runs The Careers Office, a charity aimed at helping young people from diverse backgrounds make decisions about their future.

Ian MacGregor, Telegraph Editor Emeritus said: “After a successful pilot scheme, I’m delighted to see our Media Literacy Programme return on a much bigger scale. The Telegraph is committed to inspiring future generations to develop careers in journalism, as well as educating students on the importance of quality journalism.”


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