Yellow Jigsaw partner with One Manchester to offer unique media workshops in the city

Thanks to a partnership with One Manchester, we have been able to offer our unique community media training to a wide range of ages in Manchester this summer.


Our Media Cubs team transformed Beswick Library into a TV studio and newsroom for ages 7-11, inviting budding reporters to try their hand at filming, directing and presenting – encouraging new skills and confidence amongst young people.

Meanwhile, our Talking About My Generation project was able to deliver a free community reporter workshop for aspiring journalists aged 50 and over living in Greater Manchester.

The project is the UK’s first older-people’s led news team and we are always on the lookout for new members to join us, creating content for our social media platforms and website which sees 2.9k unique visitors each month.

Kirsty Day, Media Director for Yellow Jigsaw and project lead for Media Cubs and MyGen, said: “These taster sessions were able to inspire and empower those who joined us to grow in confidence and ability and that we now have a few new reporters onboard with our mission to help challenge and overcome stereotypes on who should be having their say in the media. Big thank you to One Manchester for partnering with us.”

If you would like to talk to us about our community reporter training – email