Guto Harri first ‘leaked’ this information during his speech to the Royal Television Society Wales at the Pierhead in Cardiff in November 2013.
The following blog was written by Roy Greenslade for Guardian Media on 29 January 2014:
News UK has launched the News Academy, an initiative aimed at finding and training teenagers who wish to be journalists.
The launch was attended by the editors of News UK’s titles: The Times (John Witherow), Sunday Times (Martin Ivens) and The Sun (David Dinsmore).
Fifteen would-be journalists joined News UK’s chief executive, Mike Darcey, to call on 16-18-year-olds interested in a career in journalism to sign up to the News Academy.
He said: “We have made a real commitment to help secure a sustainable future for our professional journalism so that we can stay at the cutting edge of this rapidly-changing industry in the digital era.
“The way people consume news may change, but it will always be our job to provide high quality news, entertainment, comment and opinion and to challenge the world around us to equip our readers to make informed decisions in their lives.
“Through the News Academy, we hope to help and inspire the newsmakers of tomorrow to continue fulfilling this vital role.”
Academy staff will be going on the road to find potential students by holding conferences in five cities in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland: London, Manchester, Cardiff, Glasgow, and Dublin.
In the coming years, it is planning to stage workshops, master-classes and summer schools, which will be run by journalists from all of News UK’s titles.
Source: News UK