Alumni Series, Episode 20: Liberty Martin

Alumni Series, Episode 20: Liberty Martin

Alumni Series, Episode 23: Ruby Smart

Ruby was a Young Reporter back in 2011, winning in the Quirky category. She said that during her time doing the scheme, she learned how to report on topics in an informative and interesting manner. She particularly enjoyed combining her literature skills with a keen interest in n ...   Show more

Alumni Series, Episode 22: Monica Charsley

Monica was a Young Reporter with us in 2016 and won in the Breaking News and Photography categories in the competition at the end. She said that taking part in the scheme made her stand out in university interviews, as they were impressed she had completed the experience. She als ...   Show more

Alumni Series, Episode 21: Elleanor Larson

Elleanor was Best Reporter in her age group back in 2013 and also won in the Feature category. She said she really enjoyed taking part in the scheme and although it was a challenge at times, she was glad she persevered and was thrilled to win in the competition. ​ After studying ...   Show more

Alumni Series, Episode 19: Sharada Patel

Sharada was part of the 2016 Young Reporter class and won in the Breaking News and Feature categories. She said that although it was tough at times, she loved taking part in the scheme and it was so rewarding to see her articles online for everyone in her family and local communi ...   Show more

Alumni Series, Episode 18: Elizabeth Oliver

Elizabeth was a Young Reporter with us back in 2011 and was the winner of the Quirkiest Article award. She said that she had always taken an interest into what was going on around her and the issues that affect people. ​ She also said that being involved in the scheme, gave her a ...   Show more

Alumni Series, Episode 17: Mahnoor Shoaib

Mahnoor was one of our Feature category winners in the class of 2018. She said that the scheme gave her a platform to express her ideas and views and she also enjoyed the creative side of writing. It was one of her first work experiences and she found it exciting to take part in ...   Show more

Alumni Series, Episode 16: Oriana Campbell-Palmer

Oriana picked up prizes in the Breaking News and Photograph categories during her time as a Young Reporter in 2017. She said the scheme allowed her to analyse, argue and articulate her views and hone her journalism skills. The completion of her articles every month, also added to ...   Show more

Alumni Series, Episode 15: Dylan Danno

Dylan was a Young Reporter with us back in 2013 and won Best Event. He said at the time that the scheme helped him delve into the world of journalism, while learning in depth about his local area. ​ Looking back now, he said that he felt the scheme opened his horizons, as he was ...   Show more

Alumni Series, Episode 14: Krystina Hynda

Krystina was one of our 2016 Young Reporters and won in the Feature category in the competition, with her article about homelessness. She said that taking part in the programme was a wonderful experience and it gave her the opportunity to meet new people and explore journalism. ​ ...   Show more

Alumni Series, Episode 13: Nicola Evans

Nicola took part in the Young Reporter Scheme in 2015 and walked away with the Best Reporter and Best Event prize. She said that the scheme gave her more confidence in her writing ability and gave her an insight into what it would be like to be a journalist. ​ Originally joining ...   Show more

Alumni Series, Episode 12: Imogen Broyd

Imogen was the winner of the Interview category when she was a Young Reporter in 2015, writing about the process of roof thatching after interviewing a local resident. She found the scheme exciting and said she enjoyed the challenge. ​ Nowadays, Imogen is a Sports Masseuse after ...   Show more

Alumni Series, Episode 11: Elena Village

Elena was a Young Reporter in 2017 and won in the Breaking News and Event category. She said that the scheme taught her to work to deadlines and helped her learn how to write about a wide variety of topics. ​ After leaving school, Elena is now a student at the University of Warwi ...   Show more

Alumni Series, Episode 10: Melissa Thorne

Melissa took part in the scheme in 2011 and won in the Photography and Extra Mile category with her article interviewing Dominic Raab, who was only a local MP at the time. She said that the scheme was a really interesting and exciting opportunity, as she had been interested in ne ...   Show more

Alumni Series, Episode 9: Raveena Rao

Raveena took part in the Young Reporter Scheme as part of the 2014/15 class. She walked away with a prize in the Event category and said that doing the scheme taught her about meeting deadlines and learning about her local community. After graduating with First Class Honours from ...   Show more

Alumni Series, Episode 8: Becca Compton

Becca walked away with the Best Reporter award after completing the Young Reporter Scheme in 2012. She said that the scheme helped improve her writing skills and she enjoyed seeing her work in print.  After studying English Literature and French at university, Becca now works for ...   Show more

Alumni Series, Episode 7: Emma Johnson

Emma took part in the Young Reporter Scheme two years running, picking up prizes in the Extra Mile Category in 2013 and in the Photograph category in 2013 and 2014. She said that the scheme allowed her to become a more developed journalist and that being wholly responsible for th ...   Show more

Alumni Series, Episode 6: Amy Dawes

Amy took part in our class of 2010/11 and won the Extra Mile category. She said the Young Reporter Scheme helped her to gain a direct experience of journalism and promote her local rowing club, by writing monthly articles on them. ​Nowadays Amy is completing her PhD at the Univer ...   Show more

Alumni Series, Episode 5: Abdoulie Jammeh

Abdoulie is a unique member of our Alumni, as he took part in the scheme all the way from The Gambia in Africa, back in 2013/14.  He said that doing the Young Reporter Scheme honed his skills, opened his horizons and prepared him well for an exciting role as an African journalist ...   Show more

Alumni Series, Episode 4: Katie Harris

Katie was awarded the title of Best Reporter in 2015 and also won in the Breaking News and Feature category. She said that the scheme was a rewarding and inspiring experience and would recommend it to anyone considering a career in journalism. Having done the scheme two years run ...   Show more

Alumni Series, Episode 3: Ioana Staicu

Ioana was one of our Event category winners in 2018. She said that taking part in the scheme helped her improve her ability to meet deadlines and also she met lots of new people in the process. As a non-native English speaker, Ioana said that the scheme really helped her improve ...   Show more

Alumni Series, Episode 2: Lucy O'Brien

Lucy joined the Young Reporter Scheme in 2017 and not only won a prize in the competition at the end, but also won the opportunity to spend a day with the Metropolitan Police, interviewing them and learning about what a typical day is like at the station.  Currently, she is study ...   Show more

Alumni Series, Episode 1: Louise Bate

Welcome to the first episode of our Alumni Series Podcast!  Louise was one of 2014 Young Reporters and won Best Interview for her age group. She said that taking part in the scheme taught her the importance of working to deadlines and it was a real achievement seeing her work pub ...   Show more

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