Yellow Jigsaw

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

Exciting Media Cubs partnership work means we are set for a great 2022!

Our YJ mission - to diversify UK newsrooms and supported those underrepresented by the media to have a platform - has led us to work with many inspiring individuals and change-making organisations.  We’re excited to be continuing our partnership work as part of Media Cubs: the pop-up TV studio and newsroom that helps young people

By |2021-12-15T16:06:34+00:00December 15th, 2021|Communications, Media Cubs|0 Comments

Impact report shows our Media Cubs project has grown confidence of hundreds of young people across GM

What an amazing summer we had working on our Media Cubs project! The pop-up TV studio and newsroom turned hundreds of children and young people into mini reporters across Greater Manchester in August. And now the impact stats are in! Mini reporters developed a range of media and communication skills while also growing in confidence:

By |2021-10-25T09:43:17+00:00September 15th, 2021|Media Cubs, Social Value|0 Comments

New leaders join the Media Cubs newsroom

We are delighted to welcome nine new additions to the Media Cubs team! Media Cubs - the pop up TV studio and newsroom that helps primary school children to broadcast their confidence - has recently completed its first virtual Media Cubs Leaders Academy. The Yellow Jigsaw-led project has trained leaders to deliver after-school and summer clubs

By |2021-06-18T09:24:08+00:00May 21st, 2021|Media Cubs|0 Comments

Fully funded Training to become a Media Cubs leader!

Media Cubs is launching an academy to train future club leaders who share our passion for helping young people broadcast confidence.  After a year of working with Media Cubs mini reporters running national campaigns, holding their own press conferences with political leaders, and hosting weekly newsroom sessions via Zoom – we’re ready to train more

By |2021-03-03T14:11:21+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Communications, Media Cubs, Passionate Pair, Social Value|0 Comments
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