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Young Reporters Club 

Exciting new partnership with Ron Dearing UTC! 

We are committed to amplifying the voices of young people in the city of Hull and are excited to announce a new partnership with Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC) for 2019 and 2020.

We are working with Hull’s employer-led school to find eight students to join our Young Reporters Club, which will be part of the official media team at this year’s Freedom Festival. This will be the 12th year of Hull’s award-winning international festival, with an extended and audacious arts programme spanning five days.

Students interested in writing, reporting, uncovering stories, vlogging, blogging and photography are all being encouraged to put themselves forward for the Club. The Youth Reporters will become the voice of the festival, writing copy, developing podcasts, presenting community radio programmes, interviewing artists and audience members about all things Freedom Festival.

This is a great opportunity for students to be part of our exciting journey, helping to tell the story of this extraordinary celebration of art, community and humanity taking place right here in our city.

This is a new two-year partnership for 2019 and 2020, responding to our growing commitment to supporting the next generation and reflects our growing investment and exploration of the use of digital technology.

Students, it's time to make your voice heard!

The selected students will undergo training delivered by the Freedom Festival Arts Trust team and will help to create the media content throughout the festival. The content will then be used across Freedom Festival’s media channels and post-festival the students will create their very own official Freedom Newspaper.

As a Youth Reporter, you will become the voice of the festival, writing copy, developing podcasts, presenting community radio programmes, interviewing artists and audience members about all things Freedom Festival.

You will undergo training delivered by the Freedom Festival Arts Trust Team, help create the media content over the festival which will be used across our channels and post festival help create an official Freedom Newspaper.

Interested? Deadline for applications is midday on 19 June 2019. 

To apply, please send a personal statement (250 words) to lcollins@rondearingutc.com. 

You must be available between Wednesday 28 Aug and Sunday 1 Sept 2019.

Interviews will be held on Monday 24 June.