PressPad is a social enterprise that aims to diversify the media by subsidising one of the main financial obstacles to those trying to enter the profession: the cost of accommodation. We pair young people from across the UK who have an internship in London and other big cities with experienced media professionals who have a spare room for mentorship and hosting – like AirBnB but with great advice thrown in!
Unpaid or poorly paid internships in expensive cities are becoming an inescapable catch-22 for aspiring journalists. PressPad exists to make sure that everyone can afford to enter the industry by providing accessible, affordable and safe accommodation, rewiring currently elitist networks and encouraging media companies to foot the bill so that journalists from all backgrounds can consider a job in the media. Through our grassroots host-mentorship scheme, we aim to motivate the entire journalism community to improve diversity, and in doing so, rebuild trust in the British press.
Some bits I've written about why diversity matters
Winners of the Georgina Henry Award for 2018 are @OliviaCrellin and @lauragrb with @PressPadUK a website which links young people wanting to do work experience in the capital with journalists who can offer a spare room. #PressAwards pic.twitter.com/otmiZQNjAY— Society of Editors UK (@EditorsUK) April 2, 2019
AMMPE‘s World Congress is coming to London in 2018
I am part of the organising committee in charge of our website, social media presence, and more. Our next Congress is in London on the 6-9 November 2018. Our theme is “Telling the whole story; a complex world needs all its story tellers”. This is a volunteer position where I represent the University of Kent. I am also responsible for our webpage and social media presence.
As part of my work at the Centre for Journalism, myself and a group of adventurous students are testing out a new audio publishing app called Soundcircles.All photography, production and assembly was done by me. These lovely ladies provided story ideas and their thoughts.
Foto ensayo sobre Cuba después de una visita en el 2016 gracias a una beca de la Universidad de Kent.
I teach camera work, video editing, radio production, interactive online journalism, immersive storytelling and overall multimedia skills.
My work includes running our intern programme at KMTV from scheduling shifts to delivering advanced broadcast journalism skills training and specialist knowledge consulting.
I also supervise 3rd year projects and represent the Centre for Journalism at the University of Kent’s Internationalisation Group and Athena Swan.
I have become responsible for generating and curating content for the Centre for Journalism‘s different social networks. I create and upload promotional and educational Youtube videos as well as tweet from @CFJKent.
Need some #JournoInspiration? To mark #IWD2019 @lauragrb has drawn up a list of 19 fearless female journos 🌟that you may or may not know about. Pulitzer winners, war reporters, 📷s, columnists: this list has it all. (It's obvs not a full list so send us your #JournoHeroes) 1/23— CentreforJournalism (@CfJKent) March 8, 2019
I received the Barbara Morris Teaching Prize 2015 and the Seminar Leader Prize 2015 in recognition of my support teaching role at the Centre: from newsdays to #KentExtra courses open to all University of Kent students. some of the most common questions and problems they encounter when working with the different softwares we teach.
My work also involved creating other promotional videos capturing different activities at the Centre: from newsdays to #KentExtra courses open to all University of Kent students.
Furthermore, I also create online video tutorials for our students answering some of the most common questions and problems they encounter when working with the different softwares we teach.
Logo design for Can Katz, a boutique and yoga room in Ibiza, Spain.
Morita Professional Services is a multi-lingual translation company. I have created their logo, website and complete online presence. The nature of their business requires the website to be multi-lingual as well, and the design to respond to different characters.
The No Nukes Oral History Project is an archive of interviews and documents chronicling the anti-nuclear power movements in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s. I was part of the original news gathering mission in the summer of 2013. My job was to collect audio interviews, archive and take photographs of our interviewees. Now I help update the website and create social media content to promote the project.
Social Media images made for sharing on Instagram
Sharon House Publishing Ltd is a publishing house based in Ossett, West Yorkshire.
BritMex event 2014, Promotional video
BritMex is all about empowering, inspiring & facilitating bi-cultural partnerships amongst future leaders and entrepreneurs.
BritMex aims to ensure that future and current generations of leaders, entrepreneurs and investors from both countries have an opportunity to meet, co-create & learn about entrepreneurship and innovation as a lifestyle choice.
Co-Founders: Cynthia Vega, Laura Vanessa Muñoz, Marianna Lara
Video by: Laura Garcia
Music by: Echelon Effect
Article in “La Silla Rota” by Marianna Lara
Fusing sport and contemporary circus skills, this production celebrates the athletes of London’s 1st Olympics.