15 October 2018: The Financial Times is partnering with education and media charity The Student View to help improve media literacy among young people.
FT journalists will host newsroom workshops in in some of London’s most underprivileged schools, teaching students how to create articles and content, and helping them identify the difference between trusted and fake news.
Jon Slade, FT chief commercial officer, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with The Student View to raise awareness of the vital role journalism plays in our society - and to champion diversity across the industry. We want to give young people a platform to use their voice and help them to develop their story-writing skills.”
The Student View works with schools, businesses and the media to help young people become creative and confident writers. It creates pop-up newsrooms in secondary schools across London.
Since 2017 the FT offers free FT.com access for all 16-19 year old school students through partnerships with Lloyds Bank and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ.
The FT also works with the Journalism Diversity Fund to offer placements to NCTJ students, and will for the first time this year host a competition at its London headquarters to attract diverse new talent.
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