Competition Gives Citizen Journalists A Chance To Shine

Do you have a story to tell or a cause to promote?

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The London Voices charity is now looking for this year’s emerging journalism stars. Anyone living, working or studying in London and who has a story to tell, a cause to promote or a new angle on an existing story has the chance to enter. Using written, audio or video stories, entrants need no previous experience – just an enthusiasm for telling a story.

Last year, Greenwich resident Louisa Naks was interested to see how the Brexit referendum was affecting European immigrants. She interviewed four diverse individuals and wrote about their hopes and concerns for the London Voices Journalism Competition. Since then, she has gone onto study journalism, been interviewed on London Live TV, and her concerns have been echoed across media channels nationally.

Many key national stories start with local voices. Those impacted by Brexit. The Windrush children. Students suffering from high fees. Those working on zero hours contracts. All of these stories began with individuals raising their voices and sharing their stories.

As a diverse city, London needs more stories and reporters that reflect this. The London Voices competition challenges anyone who has ever wanted to tell a story but didn’t know how, to get involved.

With support from a range of universities, media organisations and news websites, there are some great prizes on offer, including time on location with professional journalists, a day in a newsroom and mentoring from those working in the field.

Enter the competition for free before 21st May 2018.

Last year’s winners produced written and video articles about the personal impact of Brexit on Londoners, the financial challenges faced by students living in London, and the plight of local independent businesses adversely affected by huge increases in business rates.

April 26, 2018

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