The Telegraph’s Media Literacy Programme Returns

The Telegraph’s media literacy programme has been rolled out to over 150 participating students from diverse backgrounds across the regions this year.

A pilot in 2021 saw 30 London sixth-formers take part in the month-long programme which 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, The Telegraph said.

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 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.”