Our Media

Our media links put us at the heart of the industry. We’re part of Beat Media Group which, alongside NCTJ training, includes news and sports agencies Storybeat, Sportsbeat and Kennedy News and Media. We produce more than 75,000 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 National Lottery.

You’ll find our content on all platforms – from newspapers to radio stations, magazines to social media and TV to magazines – giving us an insight into the ever-changing the demands of the industry that no university course can match.

We also run Manchester and south west London’s leading news websites, Mancunian Matters and South West Londoner.

Both sites, covering news, features, sport and comment, are respected by MPs, councillors and press officers – not to mention other editors who regularly spot their future reporters there.

You’ll be working on these websites from the first week of your studies, giving you the opportunity to build your portfolio ‘on the job’. Read about the day in the life of a School of Journalism trainee here. 

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 students 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 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.

South West Londoner article written by first year Oliver Murphy: Sadiq Khan: lockdown has “taken a toll” on mental health and wellbeing
South West Londoner article by second year Joe Marshall: The South Pacific tribe who worship Prince Philip believe he will now return