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HuffPost School of Journalism to launch in Birmingham this year

The centre within the University’s School of Media will pioneer innovative ways to teach the next generation of journalists

Birmingham City University’s School Of Media and global media heavyweight HuffPost UK have today announced a unique partnership, aimed at training and nurturing the next generation of young journalists.

The partnership, set to launch in September 2019, will see the HuffPost Centre For Journalism focus on delivering an innovative approach towards quality journalism, giving university students first-hand experiences in a media environment – experiences that include a hands on approach with real world subjects such as news, politics, entertainment and lifestyle. 

Students will also be given opportunities to join the HuffPost UK newsroom for work experience and placements with the editorial team.

Jess Brammar, Executive Editor of HuffPost UK, said: “We couldn’t be more thrilled to be partnering with Birmingham City University to welcome students to the HuffPost Centre for Journalism.

“We love what Birmingham City University is about – quality learning, that is focused on students and what they care about. It’s exciting to be working with such a diverse student body.

“At HuffPost, we talk a lot about how important it is to report the UK as people actually experience it and we can’t wait to help shape the next generation of journalists.”

Dr Sarah Jones, Head of Birmingham City University’s School of Media, said: “The HuffPost Centre for Journalism is the first of its kind.

“It places our students on a global stage and allows us to work with HuffPost to do media differently. It will have huge opportunities for our students and allow the HuffPost to work closely with a new generation to understand how news is produced and consumed, telling stories across different platforms.

“The media landscape is changing and this exciting new partnership will allow us all to make a real difference in ensuring the future of journalism reflects the society we live in.”

The partnership follows on from HuffPost’s project “HuffPost Listens”, which saw the entire newsroom relocate to the heart of Birmingham, opening up its newsroom to its people and telling the real story of Britain from the heart of one of its biggest and best cities.

For more information on the HuffPost School of Journalism, head here for the thoughts of Executive Editor Jess Brammar.

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Richard Franks

Founding editor of Counteract. Freelance travel and music journalist.