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

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

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

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

By |2022-06-27T14:45:46+00:00June 27th, 2022|Awards, Social Value, Talking About My Generation|0 Comments

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

Media Cubs and My Generation secure investment to expand

Co-founders of Yellow Jigsaw Grace Dyke and Kirsty Day We're celebrating an exciting development here at YJ HQ! We have secured investment to expand our projects that enable people aged 7 to 70 to develop news reporting and media skills. We have been awarded £21,600 from the Access to Growth fund, part of

My first six months as part of the YJ team

Our Media and Content Producer Jodie Smith has been with us for six months now. Here she talks about her time in her new role, going from university, interning with us to becoming a much valued employee. "Is it just me or do you sometimes struggle to stop and reflect and instead jump straight into

Our team of older generation community reporters nominated for Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Yellow Jigsaw team is passionate about delivering targeted projects that tackle the issue of media diversity. Our vision is a media landscape where the people who consume the news are the same people who make the news. This is why we are so delighted that the team of voluntary community reporters at Talking About My Generation have been

Meet William – our new digital marketing trainee

Meet William - our new digital marketing trainee - who started with us just over a month ago thanks to Kickstarter funding. It is so great to have him on board - he really gets us. William was set the challenge of writing 400 words on his time so we encourage you to enjoy! It

By |2021-12-23T12:09:32+00:00December 23rd, 2021|Communications, Passionate Pair, PR, Social Value|0 Comments
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