The Young Journalist Academy - Background:

The Young Journalist Academy began in 2008 and quickly became the UK's leading youth journalism scheme.


The programme provides schools and young people with access to professional levels of training in media production and journalism. This includes:

  • Article Writing

  • Filmmaking

  • Radio Production

  • Photography


YJA has been incredibly successful and generated a global profile with over 20,000 worldwide hits a month!

The team led, by C1 Media, is made up of professional journalists who bring their wealth of industry experience to the training programme and ensure that work is always of the highest professional standards and that training and support is always up to date.


The Young Journalist Academy's main aim is to engage and immerse young people in a media rich environment in a fun, accessible and realistic way.


Learning About Culture - EEF & RSA

We are NOW RECRUITING schools to join The Young Journalist Academy and be a part of the Learning About Culture trial with the EEF & RSA


Now in its 10th year The Young Journalist Academy works with schools on the following areas:


  • Establishing a schools based newsroom

  • Writing Articles for a real world audience 

  • Filmmaking

  • Radio Production 


A strong element that runs throughout the programme is the focus on writing as well as the following areas:

  • Improved attitudes to learning and education 

  • Self Efficacy - effecting change in reading writing speaking and listening 

  • Self Regulation - capacity to critically analyze information 

  • Increased Motivation leading to improved academic attainment

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