London360 on TV
London360 is a half-hour regular TV and online magazine show that champions local untold stories. It showcases compelling community-based campaigns, London’s hidden quirky communities, entertainment and provides an alternative viewpoint on the capital’s news agenda.
For the first 5 years, the magazine show featured an array of stories from across the capital. Now, in its sixth year, the format has been rebranded to half-hour highlight specials around topics chosen by our partners at London Live and Evening Standard. Titled, London Undercover, our reporters investigate the hot topics which concern Londoners the most.
The show airs on Community Channel (Freeview 63, Sky 539, Virgin 269 and Freesat 651) and London’s local TV channel – London Live (Freeview 8, Sky 117). Our reporters also appear on BBC Radio London and Westside FM.
London360 is created by a team of diverse young Londoners aged 18-25 who are trained by media industry mentors in: researching, presenting, filming, editing and compliance in order to produce their own show for London about London. The scheme is delivered through communications charity: Media Trust.
Executive Producer, Jasmine Dotiwala – previously senior management at MTV News International and MTV Base UK – oversees the production of each episode.
The content is uniquely produced through the gaze of our diverse in-house reporters, who are all passionate about the area they live in and unearth stories relevant to audiences across the capital.
London360 forms part of Media Trust’s wider youth media work and gives young Londoners from a diverse range of backgrounds the opportunity to learn new skills, develop their confidence and reach their potential. Former London360 reporters have gone on to work at major media companies and production houses such as: BBC, Sky, London Live, MTV, Hat Trick Productions, Buzzfeed, Discovery TV, CNN, Channel 4 plus more.
London360 is supported by City Bridge Trust, Mayor’s Fund for London and John Lyons Foundation. The scheme is co-managed by Reshma Biring.
Series 11 currently broadcasts on Community Channel throughout the week. Keep an eye out for Series 12 in 2017!
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About Media Trust
Media Trust is the UK’s leading communications charity. We believe in the power of media to change lives. Our corporate partners include leading broadcasters, platform operators, digital publishers, press and magazine pubilshers, advertising and creative agencies and PR agencies. We work with the media industry to empower charities and communities to have a voice and be heard.
This is achieved by:
- Providing communications skills and resources through expert-led training courses and events, free professional support, film production, free online guides and resources
- Helping access audiences through Community Channel on TV and online, national news distribution and media partnerships
- Harnessing creative industry talent through media volunteers and media partnerships
The Media Trust is a Registered Charity. No. 1042733