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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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Media Cubs and My Generation secure investment to expand

March 29, 2022 by in category Communications, Media Cubs, Passionate Pair, Social Value, Talking About My Generation

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 GM Social investment – a range of social investment funds delivered […]

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My first six months as part of the YJ team

January 31, 2022 by in category Client Work, Communications, Media Cubs, Talking About My Generation, Training

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 […]

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

January 10, 2022 by in category Communications, Passionate Pair, PR, Social Value, Talking About My Generation

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 […]

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Highlights (yes, there were some) from 2020, big thank yous and plans for next year

December 22, 2020 by in category Client Work, Communications, Media Cubs, Passionate Pair, PR, Social Value, Talking About My Generation

As we close the YJ doors on 2020 and prepare for a break from helping amazing organisations tell their stories and news, we thought we’d share a few of our own.   We’ve never felt prouder of being a part of the social enterprise sector as we have done this year. As the pandemic forced organisations […]

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We need actions not just words to avoid ‘metropolitan elite’ media trap

July 23, 2020 by in category Communications, Media Cubs, Passionate Pair, PR, Talking About My Generation

This week, Culture Minister John Whittingdale warned the BBC about pandering to the “metropolitan elite” of Manchester, as part of discussions about the future of the licence fee. Whittingdale told the Commons he was concerned the BBC was not doing enough to reflect the lives of people who live in smaller towns and rural areas […]

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