About The Reporters' Academy


"The Reporters’ Academy is a fantastic set up, and I have always been privileged to be involved. Helping the young people develop their skills, and see them making progress is extremely rewarding, but what really motivates me is the positive attitude, the enthusiasm to learn, and the satisfaction of seeing uncertain starters from school develop into confident young adults ready to deal with all challenges that lie ahead. Glyn and Katy do a marvelous job, and the days I spend working with The Reporters’ Academy are always special ones."
Peter Jones, journalist, BBC News and Sport

"The Reporters' Academy has a friendly and professional atmosphere, and has helped Matt in choosing a career in Media. It has helped him gain a BBC Apprenticeship, and has increased his confidence, and matured him personally. The Reporting Academy has a great development programme, and gives so many opportunities to young people."
Sara Bowcott, Parent of Crew Member

“Working with the young people from The Reporters’ Academy is a real pleasure, they join our events ready to contribute and as well as adding another point of view to the coverage of our event they place no additional strain on our resource as they're totally self sufficient… the team from Reporters’ Academy produce a number of videos for us, each tackling a different brief that explores a different aspect of the event. The work they produce will be an important part of the post event legacy work we do to show the impact of our events."
Paul Rowlands, Marketing Manager at British Cycling

“It's really positive to see how the young people benefit from creating content in the 'real life' environment of a match day at Old Trafford.”
Phil Townsend, Manchester United Communications Director

"The Reporters’ Academy has helped me in so many ways and has helped me gain confidence and self-belief, I now feel comfortable to speak to the public before and after interviews, which I think, is vital. I have experienced what being part of a media outfit is really like; this has inspired me to do journalism at university."
Crew member Gemma, aged 17

Recognition for The Reporters' Academy & Staff
North West Be inspired Winner North West Development Agency “Excellence in providing inspirational education opportunities for young people in the North West”
London 2012 Inspire Mark – London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) “In recognition of The Reporters’ Academy Inspired – an exceptional and innovative project inspiring the local community
Aim Higher – Key Influencer Award
BBC Connect and Create Award - Achievement award.

To make a positive difference to the lives of young people.

The young people at the heart of the programme, using opportunities to produce media to help mould their own future.

A dedicated, experienced and innovative team who provide the greatest inspiring opportunities for young people to provide content for partners, and build their personal education portfolios to increase their life chances and maximise employability.

To provide an exemplar programme of media production activity, which enriches each young person involved so that they can make informed choices about their life and career. Our experience as ‘playmakers’ in this sector means we create pathways and opportunities for future employment.

At the heart of everything that The Reporters’ Academy produces, is the aim of making a positive contribution to the advancement of each young person - socially, educationally and personally in order to achieve their goals.

The Reporters’ Academy – Where Youth Produce!

See all our videos on our Youtube channel - www.youtube.com/user/reportersacademy

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