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Determined to Report began in 2013 from  Young reporters from Springburn Academy looking for work Experience in the media. After asking around about any available we pulled together work experience, workshops and master classes for 30 young reporters who were S5/6.  Programme and partners have changed over the years but all include workshops with journalists according to the Young people’s interests. Political journalism has seen a sharp rise recently along with features, music and sport.

In 2018/19, the Determined to Report programme would like to build on the strengths of previous sessions when we offered opportunities to our young people to work with journalists, critics, national newspapers and Radio Clyde. Many previously have gained places at university through the work and experiences they had on the programme.

The programme works with our partners

  • News UK, (3 workshops Feb 2019 4-6 Sport, politics, feature, photography)
  • Clyde College, (tbc Feb to April)
  • Rangers Education (April 2019)
  • The List (March 2019)
  • Glasgow Film Theatre (March 2019)
  • Behind the Noise (April 2019)
  • Students from Strathclyde University
  • Bauer Media, owners of Radio Clyde and Radio Forth, (June 2019)

is tailored to suit our potential young reporters.

They will be asked to attend Master classes with rock and movie critics, sports journalist, GCC Press office and political journalists.  All these opportunities will take place in the young people’s own time either at night or at weekends from now to April. We will start to recruit for the programme in December / January to start in February

Working with our partners Rangers Education and Foundation, News UK, Glasgow Film Theatre and Behind the Noise we will offer a series of critic/journalism workshops to cover music, films, sport, features and politics.

There is also an option of a 12-week session at SCQF 6 Media: Feature writing at Rangers Study Centre in partnership with Clyde College on Wednesdays (still to be confirmed)

Previously Young reporters gained experience at Glasgow 2014 and 2018 European Games in August 2018.

The programme will include a 5-day placement at the Bauer Media Academy in June 2019 limited to 15 young people S5/6, which covers a wide range of media concepts and skills, and includes production, presenting and journalism training. Regular attendees at workshops will have first choice on the placements.

Taught by a team of academics and media professionals each day looks at a different media platform.  Media school

Classes include a mixture of lectures, workshops and practical exercises. Activities are designed to develop employability skills; confidence, communication and teamwork. Work is issued in advance of the course starting and exercises are provided to be completed at home ready for the next session.

Where students perform well we will provide a detailed reference suitable for UCAS and job applications.

For more information on the programme

The programme funded by Education Services Employment and Skills Partnership Team and is offered to the dedicated young people who are able to guarantee their attendance at the five sessions. They will be given homework tasks for the next day which they need to complete. The skills they learn will not only be useful for their own future careers but also for the school as they will be able to produce stories for your school website, your newsletters and radio station if you have one as well as stories for Shout It Determined to Report- was developed to challenge our young people who have ambitions to be reporters.

Gary Condie
Principal Officer: Employment and Skills
Employment & Skills Partnership Team
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