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Budding journalists wanted for 'Breaking into News'

Julie Etchingham & Charlene White are fronting the campaign Photo: ITV/ Media Trust

What is 'Breaking into News'?

ITV News has launched 2014's 'Breaking into News' scheme, where budding journalists get the chance to work alongside ITV News' finest reporters to research, script, film and edit a story which could be broadcast on our regional programmes.

If you're 18-25 years old, and are passionate about TV News - this is the chance for you to be mentored by an experienced broadcast journalist who will help you realise your ideas.

Nine finalists will be selected to work in their local ITV Newsroom, and each will then make a news report with the help of their mentor, which will be presented to a high-profile judging panel including executives from the Media Trust.

Each of the reports will be considered for broadcast, and one lucky finalist will win an iPad and the chance to spend the day with the team producing ITV News at Ten.


How to apply for 2014's 'Breaking into News'

To apply you will need to submit a short description about yourself and your background, an idea of what you’d like your report to focus on, and why you deserve the opportunity to ‘break into news’.

The team isn’t looking for polished ideas, just a passion to tell a story on screen and enthusiasm to know how a newsroom works.

For more information, call 020 7871 5600 or email info@mediatrust.org.


ITV News Central mentored last year's winner

Monika Plaha was mentored by ITV News Central's Victoria Davies Credit: ITV News Central

ITV News Central's Health reporter VIctoria Davies last year guided Monika Plaha to victory.

The final year University of Leicester student, who's from Leamington Spa, won the Breaking into News competition, for her shocking report on Black and Asian women using skin whitening creams to look more westernised.