BY THE EDITORS
Brixton Blog has been awarded funding after winning a competition for local news projects.
The Carnegie UK Trust announced in May that Brixton Blog would receive £10,000 over the duration of a year to accept trainees on a work placement programme in Brixton.
The project will accept young people to the Brixton Blog for highly-structured work placements which will see them gaining vital experience in the journalism industry, while learning skills including media law, ethics and story-writing.
Zoe Jewell, co-editor of the Brixton Blog and Brixton Bugle said: “We are so pleased to hear about the funding from the Carnegie Trust. We have grown rapidly over the past year and for a newspaper run by volunteers, this will be a massive help on the road to making hyperlocal news in Brixton truly sustainable.
“Most importantly, we’ll be able to carry out a project which we have long wanted to do – training young people from Lambeth in journalism which will bring new perspectives to the Brixton Blog and provide our trainees with new opportunities.”
The Carnegie UK Trust revealed five winning projects of its £50,000 ‘Neighbourhood News’ initiative, set up to develop innovative ways of producing news.
If you are aged 18-25 and interested in taking part in the placement, please email firstname.lastname@example.org