Young people in Trafford are being encouraged to sign up for a media training course that could pave the way for them to become the future of New Media.

Three courses are being run this year by The Reporters’ Academy, a not for profit media production company that delivers a unique programme for young people between 14 – 23.  The first course starts on 1 June with a summer camp at Media City, with two more available in August and October 2021.


Each provides three days of practical media training at Media City, where budding journalists can enjoy a tour of the facilities and build and develop media skills such as setting up camera equipment, filming and editing.

The Reporters’ Academy is being supported by a £100,000 grant from Trafford Housing Trust over the next two years, and the courses are free to the Trust’s eligible customers.

Hope Gorton, Director of The Reporters’ Academy, said: “The courses are very popular, because alongside building media skills they also help to create new friendships and discover other opportunities available with The Reporters’ Academy.  In addition, students aged 16 and 17 could use the course as a stepping-stone for a media traineeship at Myerscough College, which provides a fantastic and comprehensive grounding for a career in the media.”

Larry Gold, Chief Executive of Trafford Housing Trust, said: “Trafford Housing Trust is pleased to support this project as part of our on-going investment into the lives of young people in our communities. Projects like this will provide education and practical skills to Trafford’s younger residents, preparing them for future employment.”

For more information and to make a booking email