Help create a generation of ‘positive’ journalists

Positive News is crowdfunding in order to offer a training placement for a young person

At a time of scarce opportunities for young people, we’re offering a training placement at Positive News for someone aged 18-25.

This is part of Positive News Trust’s ongoing efforts to inspire a generation of ‘positive’ journalists.

Over a period of 3 months, the individual will gain key skills and experience in the media and learn a solution-focused approach to news reporting.

The young person will be mentored by the Positive News team throughout the placement and will report back to readers about his or her progress, through online blogs.

Help us inspire a new generation of positive journalists!

Our sister organisation, the registered charity Positive News Trust, is partnering with community fundraising website WeSayWePay, to give you the opportunity to support this unique and inspiring project. The WeSayWePay platform lets people group together and raise funds for projects they want to see happen. With lots of people each giving a small one-off donation, a big difference can be made.

£600, which we hope to raise from Positive News readers and supporters, will cover the trainee’s expenses for 12 weeks. Together the Positive News community will be supporting something it cares about by providing an opportunity for a young person and in doing so by promoting the growth of positive journalism.

Let’s give young people some inspiration for a change!

Feedback from young people who have recently undertaken placements at Positive News:

“During my time at Positive News, I’ve given more thought towards the ethical implications of reporting, while gaining invaluable experience for a future in the highly competitive industry of journalism.”
– Tom Goulding (20), editorial intern, summer 2011

“Working at Positive News was very fulfilling. I gained a lot of new skills that will really help me to develop my writing ability. It’s hard to get such quality experience nowadays, so it was an opportunity not to be missed. The staff made me feel like a member of the team from the moment I arrived – it was a very worthwhile and enjoyable experience.”
– Imogen Dunworth-Warby (18), work experience student, summer 2011

“It’s exciting being part of a growing movement in the media industry. Working here has made me realise that there are lots of people making a real difference, and that happiness, not material wealth, is the core of any good society or community.”
– Christie Toal (20), editorial intern, summer 2011

Help us inspire a new generation of positive journalists!


If you are a young person interested in applying for the placement, please contact us