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Breaking Into News: Your chance to be a budding journalist

ITV Calendar on location reporting on the closure of Kellingley Colliery last month Credit: ITV News

Breaking Into News is back for its fifth year.

It gives aspiring journalists the opportunity to turn their dreams into a reality.

The initiative will offer nine 18-25 year olds the opportunity to be mentored, trained and coached by top broadcast journalists from ITV.

They will develop their ideas and turn them into a news report for their local ITV newsroom.

Nine finalists from across England and Wales will be chosen including one from the ITV News Anglia region.

They will be supported by a reporter from the Norwich newsroom to help turn their idea into a television news report.

Watch the video from ITV News presenter Charlene White and ITV News' International Affairs Editor Rageh Omar:

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It’s the perfect opportunity for those who have a passion for broadcast journalism and need help opening doors into the journalism industry. I am looking forward to seeing the final reports and to be working with Media Trust again in the search for young hidden talent.”

– – RAGEH OMAR, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS EDITOR FOR ITV NEWS

The finalists will present their news reports to a high-profile judging panel including executives from ITV News and Media Trust.

Each report will be considered for inclusion on ITV News.

One lucky finalist will be presented with an Apple iPad Mini 2 and be given the opportunity to spend the day with the team producing ITV News at Ten.

To be once again part of such an exciting programme. It's an incredible chance that young people with a passion for journalism have to see first-hand how a professional news report is created and meet and be inspired by top ITV professionals. The perfect chance for any of them to Break into News!

– – CHARLENE WHITE, ITV NEWS PRESENTER

The closing date for entries is Monday 22 February 2016 at midday.

Click here to enter and for full terms and conditions