Our mission at The News Academy is to invest in the future of journalism, to help and inspire the next generation of those who might one day work in our industry. The News Academy works with 18 to 25 year olds who are passionate about becoming the next generation of journalists.

  • The News Academy offers free masterclasses throughout the year to aspiring journalists. Our editors and journalists across the titles give up their time and their wealth of experience to equip the next generation with the know-how to succeed
  • In Summer 2017 the News Academy hosted its first Digital Summer School. Fourteen aspiring journalists, eight budding developers and four wannabe designers worked together to create a digital news product pitching their final outcome to a panel of experts from News UK and Unruly. There has never been a greater need for journalism to make sense of a fast-changing world and to challenge fake information, and technology has an important part to play in this
  • For the past three years, The News Academy has hosted a Summer School in which budding journalists worked together over the course of a week to build an editorial team and newspaper in their own ‘news room’.
  • Working with The Sun, this summer we kicked off the search for the next Sun Apprentices. The scheme is for young people aged 18-25 who have not attended university. It is ideal for motivated and hard-working wannabe journalists who have a passion for news or sport with a strong knowledge of new media
  • The News Academy has also recently collaborated with the Wireless Group, to launch the Wireless Academy. Working with our colleagues at talkRADIO, talkSPORT, talkSPORT2 and Virgin Radio we began the hunt for aspiring producers and presenters, looking for the next generation of broadcasting talent
  • News Academy graduate Shingi Mararike was  awarded the first-ever apprenticeship by day Times and will complete a NCTJ fast track diploma in Journalism for 22 weeks with one day a week at The Sunday Times.