ITN Reporter Competition

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ITN is calling on kids to enter their reporter competition where they can have a mentoring session with an ITN broadcaster, a newsroom tour and practice their presentation skills.

Marking its 65th anniversary, ITN is inviting children between seven and 14 to enter their reporter competition and create short news clips that will be judged by top journalists from across ITN’s newsrooms.

ITV News presenter Mary Nightingale, Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow, Channel 4 News reporter and former BBC Newsround journalist Ayshah Tull, ITV News London presenter Charlene White, and 5 News presenter Sian Williams have all signed up as judges for the contest, My News in 65.

To encourage the next generation of broadcast journalists, the competition asks entrants to make a 65 second news clip – one second for each year ITN has been on air. ITN is looking for want the stories that are important to entrant framed around different themes: happiness, change, inspiration.


The winners will be given a mentoring session with one of the judges, an invitation for a newsroom tour and a chance to practice their presentation skills in the hot seat, as well as an iPad. The competition is open now and closes on 23 November.

As well as being lots of fun, the competition aims to open the doors of journalism to a wider range of people by encouraging children to start thinking about a journalism career early on in life. As we live through a second national lockdown in England the competition is also a chance for children to consider learning a new skill.

One winner will be selected from children aged 7-10 and another will be chosen from children aged 11-14.

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