Journalism training opportunities

Social Streets is training the next generation of community news journalists.

Journalism that empowers communities

Our training programmes teach the core principles of community journalism. This pioneering form of local journalism transfers power from media companies to the grassroots. Embracing the move towards decentralisation, community journalism gives local people greater agency over the messaging within their area, reinstating trust and authenticity in local media. Learn more about community journalism here.

Social Streets C.I.C., is a social enterprise regulated by Community Interest Companies and IMPRESS, and a member of Independent Community News Network (ICNN) and Social Enterprise UK.

Community news reporting conducted as part of the Diploma Course in Community Journalism

Editorial Internships

Looking for a practical internship that offers hands-on experience in research, writing, interviewing, social media management and SEO? Our highly-sought after internship placements provide practical learning in a supportive environment for emerging journalists. Choose between our paid Long Internship of four months and our unpaid Short Internship of one month.

Small groups at Social Streets' School of Community Journalism

Community Journalism Fellowship

The Fellowship will fund three people in our part-time six-month programme that includes a weekly workshop, real-world assignments published on our platforms, and weekly one-on-one tutorials. It is open to all but prioritises those who live in Tower Hamlets or those from disadvantaged backgrounds who face barriers to entry into the media industry.

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Local community news and culture magazine Roman Road LDN

Newsroom Leadership Programme

Are you an early-career journalist who wants to fast-track your career in journalism? This 15-month intensive programme as a full-time PAYE employee with Social Streets C.I.C will provide the responsibility and experience you need to deepen your journalism skills and run every aspect of a digital publication including content strategy, commissioning, editing, team management, data analytics, and reporting. Start as an intern and leave as Editor. Candidates will need to have an MA in journalism or equivalent real-life skills.

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