Charities invited to apply for Media Trust training to improve inclusive news reporting

Media Trust is offering charities free strategic communications training to improve media representation and inclusive news reporting.

According to Lankelly Chase, up to two thirds of news articles discuss single rather than multiple disadvantages when reporting on marginalised experiences.

Media Trust believe that through ensuring intersectionality in their storytelling, charities will be able to better reflect the distribution of inequality in society and its root causes, and impact more effective policy making.

Charity participants are invited to apply for one if the 15 places on their new Intersectional Reporting Programme, which is funded by JRCT and will run from September to November 2022. It comprises of:

  • A series of five workshops designed by expert trainers in intersectional storytelling, covering themes such as framing principles, the effective use of data and collaborating on case studies
  • Opportunities for peer networking with a cohort of 15 like-minded charities
  • A speed pitching event where charities will receive feedback from experienced journalists on how to get their stories into the media

Media Trust is interested in receiving applications from charitable organisations that work on equality and have “an ambition to develop, rewrite, or already possess a communications strategy that prioritises intersectionality in storytelling”.

To find out more and apply for a space, please visit the Intersectional Reporting Programme webpage. Applications are open now until Sunday 7 August 2022.

If you have any questions please contact Fahmida Miah, Programme Manager at Media Trust, at