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Become a Community Reporter

Fri, 04/01/2013 - 15:44 -- Helen Clifton
Learn how to report on the issues that matter to you on a new, free course run by Trafford Housing Trust

Budding journalists from Old Trafford are being given an exciting opportunity to learn how to report on the issues that matter in their neighbourhoods.

Trafford Housing Trust (THT) are launching a 'community reporter programme' specially designed to help anyone learn how to get reporting.


Run by People's Voice Media, the ten-day training programme will equip aspiring journalists with skills in reporting, interviewing and taking photographs.


As well as good old-fashioned writing, the trainees will also be trained to use mobile phones, video cameras and social media to tell stories.


Reporters will get the chance to produce their own reports on any subject they care about, and could even see their work published on the Old Trafford News website.


Fay Jackson, THT Community and Partnership Engagement Officer, said: “Through this pilot, we want to try and develop new ways of engaging with people and getting their views, rather than just sending out questionnaires.


For example, we would like the reporters to try and find out what kind of support local volunteer groups and charities to develop.”


The course runs every Wednesday for six weeks from January 16, with participants working independently on their own reports from February 11th to March 4th.


All equipment will be provided by Trafford Housing Trust, and the course is completely free.


For more information contact Fay Jackson at THT on or 0300 777 7777.