Northern Lights, the training scheme for talent in the North which the CDN and Creative Skillset sponsored in 2012, is now underway.
Eight participants including three young journalists (Jessica Creighton, Melvin Rao and Natasha Carter) two experienced Producers (Colin Stone and Asif Hasan) and three AP-level candidates: Jason Bates, Beena Khetani and Gohir Manzoor were chosen to take part in the six month scheme.
An early session with training delivery partners thinkBIGGER! looked at their careers in depth, while the journalists received voice and presentation training. The two producers will be off to the Sheffield Documentary Festival next month, while the others get stuck into some advanced camera training. The scheme includes a mentorship/coaching element alongside the training.