Enter the competition 

Breaking into News is open to all and is aimed at those with limited to no experience in broadcast journalism.


Applications are open from Thursday 7 February to Friday 5 April 2019. Finalists will be notified by Thursday 2 May 2019.


If you think that you have an interesting story to tell then enter the competition today. Click the button below to submit an application form a 200-word pitch the recommended  60-second video talking about the story you are pitching.






Key dates

As a finalist you must be available on the following dates: 


  • To kick off the mentoring, finalists will be invited to an ‘Immersion day’ on the Wednesday 15 May 2019 in Leeds* at ITV Calendar.

  • After the Immersion day, the ten finalists will be introduced to their mentor at their regional ITV news station who will help them shape, edit and produce their news report.

  • On 10 Wednesday 10 July 2019, finalists will attend a ‘Pitch day’ in Leeds* where they will showcase their final news reports to a panel of judges.

  • On 24th July, all finalists and mentors will be invited to a celebration event in London, where the overall winner will be announced. The event will be attended by journalists and Heads of News from ITV. 


Get in touch

If you have any questions please email breakingintonews@mediatrust.org or call Media Trust Project Manager, Mairi Ankers on 020 7871 5694.


* All travel expenses incurred attending the events and mentor meetings above will be covered.