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Sky launches initiative to introduce 30,000 young people to careers in the media

The scheme is aimed at primary and secondary school pupils who will be tasked with creating a news bulletin using Adobe's creative tools.

Sky has launched The Edit, a new digital programme for schools designed to improve the media and digital literacy of 30,000 young people across the UK and Ireland.

The initiative will focus on low-income areas, and aims to inspire the next generation of media talent by breaking down the industry’s barriers to entry and bridging the digital skills gap, while offering an insight into what a career in the media might look like.

It will target pupils at primary and secondary schools who will be tasked with producing a broadcast news report from script to screen. They will be able to use Adobe’s creative tools to produce the report.

Stephen van Rooyen, Sky’s executive vice president and chief executive officer, UK & Europe, said: “There are significant barriers to entry in the media industry that have to be broken down. The Edit will inspire thousands of young people to consider a career in media, to experience what it’s like to write, edit, produce, and broadcast the news.

“Every child, in every community, should have access to digital programmes. The Edit can help them find their voice and build the essential digital skills that the future of our economy relies upon.”

More details can be found at The Edit’s website.