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GGM UK SUMMER ACADEMY
24 JULY - 11 AUG 2023
This summer, Global Girl Media UK will train its seventh cohort of girls and young womxn in digital media and we want you to join us. This is an amazing opportunity for you to create and share digital journalism designed to ignite community activism and spark social change.
The course will cover:
Video camera, sound and editing
Blogging, print journalism and writing for camera
How to source and pitch a story
Social media for social change, how to use media to start a campaign
Leadership, feminism and civic activism
The course also includes field visits to broadcasters such as the BBC and Thomson Reuters, ongoing support from a mentor and advice for furthering your career in digital journalism, as well as possibilities for international exchange with previous graduates and an online platform for your reports.
By completing the training you will join a growing community of UK GlobalGirl reporters. GGM UK reporters have been invited to many exciting events including Thoughtworks’ first ever all-female hackathon, Southbank’s WOW (Women of the World) Festival and Sundance London Film Festival. You'll also link to the wider network of GlobalGirls, joining forces with other reporters and filmmakers who are part of the GlobalGirl family worldwide.
Monday to Friday
Between 09:00 - 15:30 each day
Opportunity to take part in refresher days later in the year, with ongoing support from female mentors.
How to apply:
To sign-up visit the home page on our website www.globalgirlmedia.uk and fill out the application form. Places are limited so apply now.
Once completed our project coordinator will be in touch with more information. If you would prefer to send in a video response to the questions please get in touch with Tor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that this training is only open to girls and womxn aged 16-22.
Through GGM UK Newsroom, we continue to support our graduates with ongoing training, mentors, equipment, spaces for ideas-sharing, platforms for their content, invitations to special events and internships. Our Newsroom is mobile and sometimes virtual! We like to maintain flexibility so that we can fit around our GlobalGirls’ busy schedules and geographical diversity, but meetings tend to take place in venues across South London.
#The Executive Producers
We run regular trainings in the UK, including mini-trainings as skills-boosters, to keep our graduates up to speed with the fast pace of technological change in the media.
Thanks to social media channels like YouTube, everyone now has the chance to be a producer. And with video binge platforms like Netflix and Amazon taking over TV, content has never been in such demand. In this two-day workshop, we put a new generation of female ‘creators’ in the Producer’s chair – asking YOU ‘if YOU were to create a TV series about something that mattered to YOU – what would it be?’
Through an open and inclusive environment, we will collectively workshop the ideas, work in groups to storyboard and start cutting a trailer for YOUR dream series.
Why should you apply?
GGM UK ‘mini-trainings’ are designed to up-skill young women with an interest in filmmaking and storytelling. We aim to empower young women by giving them the tools to amplify their voices and share their stories with the world.
Register your interest today and receive more information very soon.