Reinventing the school newspaper for the digital generation
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The Student News Trust is a social enterprise set up to engage young people as creators and critical consumers of news and the broad range of media. We seek to do this through reinventing the school newspaper online. ScoopStar is a programme to equip school students with the skills and resources to become young journalists. The trust is seeking to integrate the traditional school newspaper with an updated version of the newspaper in education programme.


Press Gang was a very popular 1990s television series about a group of high school students running their own newspapers. It was not only very entertaining, but also showed young people grappling with often very complex issues and developing in skills and confidence. Today technology has transformed the media, lowering the barriers to entry but the essential storytelling skills remain the same.

The first episode of the popular 90s series Press Gang.