The Media Society actively supports young journalists as part of its charitable remit and has committed a £2000 bursary to a new project initiated by the London Learning Consortium and called 'London Voices'.
London Learning Consortium
This is unique project for those Londoners who wish to learn media and journalism skills and involves eight free workshop sessions across the city supported by media and journalism professionals. The bursary will be presented as a prize for the best 'London Voice'.
The project has four key themes.
- Community voices: how can communities report and discuss what is going on locally and use blogging to promote and represent a community's voice
- When you're young: The young generation in London. This is a cross generational experience exploring the differences of being young in the 20th and 21st centuries.
- My City of the future: what city should we build in the future and how can it tackle the issues of an increasing population, new ways of working, transportation and environmental challenges.
- Social Media: the new democracy? What is the benefit in social media to society.