We’re excited to launch our first annual New Creator Fellowship, funded for 30 young people to become the new creators of the future which will take place from 13th April – 13th October 2023
The ‘New Creator Fellowship’ aims to provide access, opportunity and skill, to open the door to the journalism industry, and inspire and enable young people (aged 16 – 23) to take their first steps in a career in journalism.
The programme has been created to develop critical media consumers and creators and remove barriers to entry for underrepresented young people in journalism and support a pipeline of diverse new talent into the industry.
Over the 26-week long fully funded programme, the cohort will undertake a Certificate in Foundation Journalism with the National Council for Training of Journalists (NCTJ) covering the fundamentals of telling a news story, gathering information, the ethics of journalism and storytelling through different audio, visual and written formats.
The New Creator Fellowship includes online class participation, self-study, written assessment, networking & curiosity and seeks eager aspiring new creators to maximise the opportunities of the programme to develop their skill sets, confidence and network.
The Student View and its network of partners and talent in the industry will deliver a host of experiences from a curriculum of expert guest speakers, mentors and panels. Covering cross-industry insights, experience and skill-building on topics including diversity in the newsroom, sensitive storytelling, music journalism, viral content creation and more. The Student View will be working closely with partner organisations to arrange exclusive placements for the cohort to apply for at the end of the programme.
Meet the Board of Advisors
Our board of advisors will share insights with our cohort based on their experience in the industry, as well as inspire and highlight the vast possibilities and impact that a career in media and journalism can have. Take a look at who you could be working with below:
Renee Kapuku Co-Founder, Entrepreneur, Author, To My Sisters
Mosique Lavontelle Assistant Producer, TalkTV, NewsUK
Jordan Jarrett-Bryan Journalist, Channel 4 and Talk Sport, Founder, Blakademik
Programme Network & Mentors
Remi Burgz Broadcaster, DJ & Presenter, BBC Radio 1Xtra
Anne-Laure Le Cunff CEO, Ness Labs
Jossie Evans Digital Journalist, ITV News
Professor Kerensa Jennings BT Group Director, Data Platforms, BT
Rachel Allison Founder, Axe & Saw
Tomas Fraser Senior Publicist, Atlantic Records UK
Katharine Swindells Data Journalist, New Statesman Media Group
Shanti Das Reporter, The Observer
We are looking to support the talent of the future, to empower, educate and open doors for into industry. Our programme aims to break down the barriers facing young people and especially those underrepresented in journalism. You don't need a qualification or have achieved grades to apply. These are the key requirements along with your curiosity, willingness to learn and readiness to show up for the opportunity that lies ahead.
1. You must be between 16-23 years old to take part in the programme.
2. The programme will run on GMT timing and is exclusive to UK residents.
3. You must be available for the entire duration of the programme in order to take part.
New Creator Fellowship Timeline
Register your interest
1st March noon
15th March noon
Round 2 applicants notified
Successful applicants story submission
Successful applicants notified
13 April - 13 October
The full programme schedule from 13th April – 13th October is currently in the works & will be shared with the cohort at the Kick Off. The NCTJ Certificate in Foundation Journalism Curriculum delivery schedule (which is a compulsory element) can be found here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Applications are closed...
Unfortunately, the applications are closed for this programme. Please have a look at our other programmes!Pop-up Newsrooms