Mentoring – good, useful mentoring – is at the core of everything we do at PressPad. It’s why we don’t just rent rooms with random people across the country but go searching for successful, brilliant journalists for our interns to room with. It’s also why we’ve now recruited our first batch of PressPad Ambassadors!
The PressPad Ambassador scheme is meant to add another layer of mentoring to our work. Not everyone who wants to help will have a spare room – but that doesn’t mean that younger journalists can’t help out!
Many of the people who follow us are young, aspiring journalists looking to break into an industry that for people from disadvantaged backgrounds sometimes seems impenetrable. That’s where our ambassadors come in. Firstly, to show that it can be done and, secondly, to show how to do it!