Behind the Headlines Masterclasses

Journalism workshops for young people

How did you get there?
A common question journalists are asked by young people trying to make their way in the industry is how did you do it? Of course, everyone's story is different, but the more we tell these stories, the more accessible and less daunting the journey might seem.

As part of the Guardian’s 200th anniversary, we collaborated with well-known journalists to offer a series of free journalism and multimedia masterclasses for young people aged 16-21 from a diverse range of backgrounds that are underrepresented in the media. We worked with more than 30 youth organisations and charities across the UK to offer this opportunity.

140 young people attended the interactive sessions which aimed to equip them with insights, tips and resources to kick start their future journalism and media careers.
Reporting the News with Aamna Mohdin
Video Journalism with Leah Green
Sound Design and podcasting with Axel Kacoutie
Feature Writing with Coco Khan
Top tips
If you weren't able to join us for the Masterclasses this this time, don't worry, here are some helpful tips from Axel and Leah!
I just wanted to thank you a lot for opening this masterclass. It was a thrilling and delightful session where I learnt so, so much about video journalism. This masterclass has really encouraged me to explore a career in broadcast journalism and I'm really grateful for that. Thank you so much guys!
Attendee, Video Journalism
I think Aamna really helped to break down what it takes to write a story and it was really refreshing to listen to somebody with a similar background to myself.
Attendee, Reporting the news
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