Our media links put us at the heart of the industry. We’re home to one of the UK’s busiest press agencies, producing more than 70,000 stories for 500 media organisations each year.
We are the official news agency for a host of organisations providing content to clients as diverse as the Football Association, the British Olympic Association and the Kennel Club, organisers of the famous Crufts dog show.
From newspapers to broadcasters, websites to magazines, you’ll find our content – giving us an insight into the ever-changing the demands of the industry that no university course can match.
We also run Manchester’s leading news website, www.mancunianmatters.co.uk, the city’s go to online publication for news, features, sport and comment. You’ll be working on this website from the first week of your studies, giving you the opportunity to build your portfolio ‘on the job’.
It is respected by MPs, councillors and press officers – not to mention other editors who regularly spot their future reporters there. This unique opportunity means trainees can be on the ground covering breaking news, interviewing politicians, writing gig and restaurant reviews and getting stories published that many trainees can only dream of.
Mancunian Matters reporters were the first to break the news of disturbances in Manchester that signalled the start of the riots – beating the Manchester Evening News and the BBC to the story and first photos. And trainees have even been asked to give their opinion on Newsnight.
And our industry links extend around the world. You’ll find News Associates alumni making their mark on the front pages of our national newspapers, presenting and reporting on our national broadcasters, working internationally for some of the most respected names in journalism from Reuters to the Wall Street Journal and producing cutting-edge multimedia features for Vice or BuzzFeed.
They are news reporters and feature writers, foreign correspondents and sports journalists – providing you with an invaluable network of contacts.