News UK Hosts Summer School for Aspiring Young Journalists

News UK’s programme for aspiring journalists The News Academy is hosting its second annual Summer School – a free week-long intensive training programme for students from across UK and Ireland.

Twenty talented students aged 16 to 18 have been selected from hundreds of applicants for the opportunity to spend a week at the London headquarters of The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun.

As well as attending master classes with News UK’s top talent – from The Sun’s head of showbiz Dan Wootton to The Sunday Times editorial director Eleanor Mills – the students will be busy sourcing scoops from Premier League football matches, political interviews and celebrity photo shoots to put together their very own 16-page newspaper under the guidance of editor of the Irish Sun Paul Clarkson and News UK chief executive Mike Darcey.

As a finale to the week, the students will see the fruits of their labour being printed at News UK’s Broxbourne print site to be able to head home with a copy hot off the press.

News UK director of communications Guto Harri said: “We passionately believe in the future of Britain’s famously robust and engaging journalism. The News Academy Summer School is our way of ensuring that our brightest young people get the encouragement and inspiration they need to become the next generation of indefatigable newsmakers.”