Headliners (charity)

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Headliners is a United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) charity that provides a programme of learning through journalism for young people aged 8–19.[1]

Children's Express was relaunched as Headliners.[2] on 30 January 2007[1] Children's Express was started in the UK in 1994, based on a similar project in the United States of America.

Headliners currently has projects based in London, Belfast, Foyle (Derry), Newcastle upon Tyne, the South-East of England, West Midlands and Yorkshire. In 2009 a project will start in the North-West.

It is supported by The Guardian.[3] It was awarded a £900,000 Big Lottery Fund grant[4] in December 2006, and a £299,000 V grant[5] in December 2007.

Recent work[edit]

Headliners has had work shown on the BBC,[6] Sky,[7] Channel 4, ITV,[8] as well as featured in The Guardian, The Times, The Independent and The Mirror.

  • In the Summer of 2007, Headliners worked with the BBC in Northern Ireland on a range of stories involving young people in the province.[9]
  • Headliners worked with Choice FM as part of the Peace on the Streets campaign in London.[10]

External links[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ a b Journalism jobs and news from Holdthefrontpage.co.uk
  2. ^ Journalism jobs and news from Holdthefrontpage.co.uk
  3. ^ "The Guardian". 
  4. ^ "Big Lottery Fund press release". 
  5. ^ "V press release". 
  6. ^ "Appearance on BBC News 24". 
  7. ^ Weekly columns on "Reach for the Sky". 
  8. ^ "ITV Local". 
  9. ^ "BBC Northern Ireland". 
  10. ^ "Choice FM". 

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