GlobalGirl Media UK’s annual Summer Academy is a 3-week intensive training in digital media skills for young women aged 14-22. We teach broadcast-quality technical skills, media literacy, news knowledge and critical thinking skills.
You’ll develop story ideas, write and edit blogs, research your chosen topics and learn digital camera, sound and editing skills. Activities include visits to broadcasters such as the BBC and Thomson Reuters, guest speakers and workshops, and practical exercises in lighting, framing, sound, camera and interviewing techniques. We focus on impactful social reporting and filmmaking, and in the final week, you will form teams to produce your own short documentaries.
Our training is holistic, integrating health, literacy, self-esteem, and basic human rights that contribute to the overall needs of young women. We bring awareness of the misrepresentation of women in media stories, as well as the lack of women in meaningful roles in the media workplace.
We continue to offer support beyond the training through our GGM UK Newsroom, with mentors, platforms, equipment and editorial advice. Our graduates leave feeling empowered to take content-making into their own hands.
We run regular trainings in the UK, including mini-trainings as skills-boosters, to keep our graduates up to speed with the fast pace of technological change in the media.
This FREE two-day workshop will teach young women aged 14-22 social media video and photography skills so that they can communicate their messages concisely and clearly to the world through today’s most relevant channels. The young women will be tasked with developing a series of GGM UK-aligned campaign messages!
Through GGM UK Newsroom, we continue to support our graduates with ongoing training, mentors, equipment, spaces for ideas-sharing, platforms for their content, invitations to special events and internships. Our Newsroom is mobile and sometimes virtual! We like to maintain flexibility so that we can fit around our GlobalGirls’ busy schedules and geographical diversity, but meetings tend to take place in venues across South London.
We run a Mentorship Programme, where each GlobalGirl is paired with a professional female journalist, broadcaster, writer or media expert who is dedicated to bringing more women into the media profession.