Chance to become a young reporter at the Lord Mayor’s Celebrations

The Lord Mayor's Celebration 2015 procession passes through the centre of Norwich. Photo : Steve Ada

The Lord Mayor's Celebration 2015 procession passes through the centre of Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Archant

Do you want the chance to be a journalist for the day and report on one of the biggest events in the Norwich calendar?

A rare opportunity to create reports in print, television and online from the Lord Mayor's Celebrations is on offer as the EDP and Evening News want to recruit young reporters.

During Saturday, July 7, we will equip teams of youngsters with the skills and kit to put together content to appear in newspapers and on Mustard TV following the event.

The reporters will be fully briefed in the newsroom before hitting the streets conducting interviews, taking photos and shooting video.

In collaboration with Culture Works East, the project is an extension of our successful Young Reporters scheme at Latitude Festival; at the Inbetweener's Area.


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Youngsters aged between 12 and 17 can be part of two three hour sessions available, one ahead of the parade itself and one during the parade, working alongside the existing teams to cover the event as journalists would.

David Powles, editor of the Norwich Evening News, said: 'This is a really exciting addition to our involvement in what is the best weekend in Norwich's calendar. When we run this project at Latitude Festival it is not only lots of fun, but provides young people with an interest in media the chance to get a glimpse of what it is like.

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'Having their work published can also help them if they decide to pursue a career in the media industry. I can't wait to see who comes forward to take part in this and look forward to working with the teams once the weekend arrives.'

Helen Selleck, culture and events manager at Norwich City Council, said: 'We are delighted to have young people reporting on the event and really getting involved in the day. These activities with Culture Works East are very much for young people, and for us it is about giving them something just for them rather than scoping them out alongside their families.

'This is a project we would really love to see develop in the future. People like Culture Works East have a huge amount of expertise, and the connections with Latitude are really exciting for us.'

If you are interested in getting involved in the Young Reporters scheme, visit www.cultureworkseast.co.uk/launchpad

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