Are you passionate about protecting integrity in journalism? Do you have the skills to empower teachers and help their students develop critical media literacy skills? Join us at The Student View as an expert volunteer.
At The Student View, it’s our mission to create a newsroom in every school, supporting schools to counter misinformation by empowering their students with vital media literacy skills.
Over the past 5 years, we trained 3499 students to become media literacy ‘reporters’, with the support of the skilled journalists who helped us to set up pop-up newsrooms in 167 UK schools.
Now, we are looking for journalistic talent to volunteer on our first ever ‘train-the-trainer’ programme, funded by the European Media and Information Fund (EMIF) and delivered in partnership with subject matter experts from investigative journalism group Bellingcat, UK think tank Demos, and education specialists the PSHE Association.
As a volunteer journalist, you will play a key role in helping students understand news as both consumers and creators. We’ll ask for two hours of your time supporting teachers at a participating school.
Mostly, support will be online (through emails and virtual meetings) but if you’d like to be set up with a school that’s local to you, we’ll do our best to make it happen.
Throughout the programme, you will be supported by the Student View’s EMIF Project Manager who’ll advise on everything from training to in-school delivery.