Call for budding young reporters to join the EDP’s Young Norfolk Daily Press team

Dancers, puppeteers and actors prepare for the 2013 Young Norfolk arts festival at Norwich School.  Photo: Bill Smith Dancers, puppeteers and actors prepare for the 2013 Young Norfolk arts festival at Norwich School. Photo: Bill Smith

Saturday, December 7, 2013
11:33 AM

Budding young reporters from Norfolk schools are needed to help create a special newspaper about the Young Norfolk Arts Festival.

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Students from Norwich School rehearse for the first show of the 2013 Young Norfolk Arts Festival at the Theatre Royal. Picture: Denise BradleyStudents from Norwich School rehearse for the first show of the 2013 Young Norfolk Arts Festival at the Theatre Royal. Picture: Denise Bradley

The inaugural Young Norfolk Arts Festival, supported by the EDP, took place in the summer and saw stage and screen legend Dame Judi Dench visit the city to launch the arts extravaganza.

The Norwich-based festival showcased our stars of the future with a packed programme of entertainment spanning art, music, drama and more.

For the 2014 festival the EDP plans to form a Young Norfolk Daily Press (YNDP) editorial team to produce two supplements that will be published in the EDP - and young people aged 16 to 18 have until next Friday to apply to take part.

Nigel Pickover, editor of the EDP, said: “We are looking for a team of 10 young people in Norfolk to form the inaugural Young Norfolk Daily Press editorial team for 2014, and we are inviting dynamic and ambitious 16 to 18-year-olds to apply to be part of this exciting opportunity.

Students from Norwich School ready for the first show of the 2013 Young Norfolk Arts Festival at the Theatre Royal. From left, Katie Cary, 14, as Tatiana; Jack Womack, 14, as Oberon; Johnny Reynolds, 13, as Puck; and Tom Chamberlain, 17, as Henry V. Picture: Denise BradleyStudents from Norwich School ready for the first show of the 2013 Young Norfolk Arts Festival at the Theatre Royal. From left, Katie Cary, 14, as Tatiana; Jack Womack, 14, as Oberon; Johnny Reynolds, 13, as Puck; and Tom Chamberlain, 17, as Henry V. Picture: Denise Bradley

•Click here to download your application form

“Selected young people will be trained by EDP staff to take responsibility for producing two editions of the Young Norfolk Daily Press, a special pull-out supplement which will accompany the main EDP newspaper in support of the 2014 Young Norfolk Arts Festival.”

For the editorial team, we are looking for: two reporters to find stories and write articles; two page designers to edit copy and organise the layout of the supplements; two photographers; two digital specialists to organise online coverage and social media; and two sales specialists to engage with companies and produce adverts.

The Young Norfolk Daily Press editorial team will take part in coaching sessions led by EDP staff in a specially created YNDP room in Prospect House, the EDP’s Rouen Road office in Norwich.

Norwich School head master Steffan Griffiths, who is the Young Norfolk Arts Festival committee chairman, said: “Quality work experience is increasingly seen as a key stepping stone for young people seeking to make their way in the 21st century workplace.

“I am delighted that the Eastern Daily Press is supporting just such an opportunity for those interested in a career in the media. The Young Norfolk Arts Festival is fast becoming an established part of the cultural map of Norfolk and the YNDP supplement will be a great help in publicising the 2014 programme.”

Those picked to be part of the team will take part in media training from 3pm until 5pm on January 24 and 31, and February 7 and 14.

The team will then work on the first Young Norfolk Daily Press supplement - which will preview the arts festival - from 3pm to 5pm on February 28 and March 7, 14 and 21. The first supplement is set to be published in the EDP on Tuesday, March 25.

The team will then work on the second supplement from 3pm until 5pm on June 13, 20 and 27 and July 4.

This supplement - which will report on the Young Norfolk Arts Festival from June 27 to July 6 - will be published in the EDP on Tuesday, July 8.

• All young people living in Norfolk and aged between 16 and 18 on September 1 are welcome to apply.

Applicants need to fill in a Young Norfolk Daily Press application form which includes writing 300 words about why they would be a great part of the team. Applications should be emailed to tim.williams@archant.co.uk

Interviews will be held on Friday, January 10 at the EDP’s office in Rouen Road, Norwich.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday, December 13.

For more information and to download an application form visit www.edp24.co.uk

• For more about the 2013 Young Norfolk Arts Festival visit www.youngnorfolkartsfestival.org.uk

5 comments

  • @Mooseyt3 There's clearly a surplus of apostrophes in your glasshouse, but that is no reason to randomly throw them around. The EDP isn't perfect but it remains one of the best regional newspapers and it should be applauded for putting effort into this kind of scheme when many businesses are focused purely on profit.

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    James

    Saturday, December 7, 2013

  • Mooseyt 3makes some very valid points and there is no alternative to Archants snoozepapers here in Norfolk. Young journalists can't all be working for private eye, but to be accepted by the EDP means that you are writing their kind of stories, not news and nothing that gets beyond the political line taken by the paper and its shareholders. But just for good measure, and who would not want to cheer them up for xmas, here are some flying commas'''''''

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Saturday, December 7, 2013

  • The problem is that opportunites are so few and far between that people have little option but to try for things like this.

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    Lawson212

    Monday, December 9, 2013

  • Young people, this paper frequently publishes articles with multiple spelling mistakes. A lot of it's stories are just rehashed press releases with massive bias to the organisation that produced them. Even more of the news stories are just non-news. If you want to enter journalism stay clear of this joke of a paper. The journo's here aren't going anywhere. Study hard, get qualified and approach a real paper that has credibility rather than being associated with the kind of rubbish peddled here!

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    Mooseyt3

    Saturday, December 7, 2013

  • The problem is that opportunites are so few and far between that people have little option but to try for things like this.

    Report this comment

    Lawson212

    Monday, December 9, 2013

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