News UK’s News Academy is shaking up its annual journalism summer school to incorporate budding designers and developers to work alongside journalists.
In a change from the print newspaper created in a week by previous students, this year 15 aspiring young digital journalists will be working alongside 10 budding developers and designers to produce a multimedia digital news product.
Storytelling is evolving and technology has an important part to play. There has never been a greater need for journalism to make sense of a fast-changing world and to challenge fake information.
During the digital news summer school, there will be journalism sessions from top editorial talent across The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times throughout the week. Meanwhile, News UK Technology and video ad tech company Unruly are teaming up with Amazon Web Services to deliver a series of workshops, masterclasses and tutorials for the budding developers and designers.
The digital summer school comes as an evolution of the popular Build The News event run by The Times and The Sunday Times Digital team for the past three years, who will be providing their knowledge and expertise throughout the week.
The week will end with summer school students doing an Apprentice-style pitch to senior leaders from News UK and Unruly.
The all-expenses paid week will be held at the state-of-the-art London headquarters of The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun between Sunday to Friday, August, 20-25.