Monthly Archives: June 2022

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Women in Oldham empowered to share their stories and show they’re StrongHER Together

June 27, 2022 by in category Communications, community media specialist, Social Value, Training tagged as , ,

For the past eight months, we’ve been working on an incredible project with the female empowerment social enterprise, Inspire Women Oldham  – and now, the organisation has a dedicated media team made up of women from Oldham who want to effect change for women from all backgrounds. Through community reporter workshops, one-to-one support and events, the StrongHER […]

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Our community reporter team has been crowned with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

June 27, 2022 by in category Awards, Social Value, Talking About My Generation tagged as , ,

We are thrilled to announce that our team of community reporters have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The Talking About My Generation news team is the UK’s first older people’s-led news team, covering news, views and nostalgia from across Greater Manchester, all while challenging ageist stereotypes, and we are delighted that […]

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Our kids media project hits big milestone – working with 1,000 kids and counting

June 1, 2022 by in category Communications, Media Cubs, Passionate Pair, Social Value, Talking About My Generation

  Our Media Cubs community reporter project for children and young people has reached 1000 children since launching. The pop-up TV studio and newsroom has delivered after-school clubs, holiday camps and virtual clubs across Greater Manchester since our first official club in Trafford in 2019. We set up Media Cubs to support all children to broadcast their confidence […]

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Yellow Jigsaw co-founder shares her views on the latest Diversity in Journalism report

June 1, 2022 by in category Communications, Media Cubs, Passionate Pair, Social Value, Talking About My Generation

I can’t say I was shocked to read that 80% of journalists come from professional and upper class backgrounds in a new report from the NCTJ – more deflated that nothing has changed – in fact worsened since I joined my first news room 20 years ago as a proud working class woman. The newly-released Diversity […]

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Watch: Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham survives his first mini reporter press conference

June 1, 2022 by in category Communications, Media Cubs, Passionate Pair, Social Value, Talking About My Generation

As part of our community reporter project – Media Cubs – the Yellow Jigsaw team works with young people to up skill them in all things media and support them to broadcast their confidence. During the pandemic the mini reporters led their own Media Cubs #RaiseYourHand campaign and as part of that took part in […]

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Check out our list of community reporter training for over 50s

June 1, 2022 by in category Communications, Media Cubs, Passionate Pair, Social Value, Talking About My Generation

Our community media project – Talking About My Generation team has launched a new programme of training. The training is for our existing community reporters and members of the public over the age of 50 across Greater Manchester who are interested in learning new skills. These are the upcoming sessions in the My Gen Community Reporter […]

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