Articles written by: Yorkshire Voice Reporter

Journalism and Media Week round-up in video

Journalism and Media Week round-up in video

By Jazmine Blackah Leeds Trinity University’s 10th Journalism and Media Week has come to an end. We look back at some of the highlights.   The Yorkshire Voice reporting team: MA Journalism students: Elisha Atkinson, Tom Clayton, Will Ford, James Fountain, Charlotte Lascelles, Abbey Maclure, Harry McMullen, Matty Rammage, Dan Swales. BA Hons Broadcast Journalism final year students: Maisie Andrews […]

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Leeds court reporter Stephanie Finnegan speaks out about social media backlash after Tommy Robinson case

Leeds court reporter Stephanie Finnegan speaks out about social media backlash after Tommy Robinson case

Court reporter Stephanie Finnegan has described how she dealt with the social media backlash from what she labelled the biggest court story in 2018.

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Traditional practices still have their place in newsrooms, says YEP editor

Traditional practices still have their place in newsrooms, says YEP editor

One of the biggest issues in modern journalism is young people are ignoring traditional practices, according to media experts. Hannah Thaxter, editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post, attended Journalism and Media Week at Leeds Trinity University to run a workshop that looked at the more traditional practices of journalism and where they fit in the modern world. The session included […]

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Making films shouldn’t be a drag – Independent filmmakers offer their advice to break into the industry

Making films shouldn’t be a drag – Independent filmmakers offer their advice to break into the industry

“Make peace with rejection early on” – that was the advice independent filmmakers Mike Beddoes and Amy Clarke offered to aspiring filmmakers from Leeds Trinity University. The lesson Mark and Amy wanted to pass on was resilience in the face of adversity, citing their own personal experiences as evidence that persistence pays off. Opening up on his journey to becoming […]

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Great British Bake Off creator says move to Channel 4 was all about protecting the show’s format

Great British Bake Off creator says move to Channel 4 was all about protecting the show’s format

By Harry McMullen Richard McKerrow, creator of the Great British Bake Off, has said he believes the move from the BBC had to happen in order to ensure the survival of the programme. In a talk at Leeds Trinity University, Richard McKerrow of Love Productions dismissed claims that the BBC split was down to money. “It wasn’t greedy producers going […]

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Yorkshire Vet creator Paul Stead says research is the key to a big TV break

Yorkshire Vet creator Paul Stead says research is the key to a big TV break

by James Fountain The creator of a series of top television documentary shows, including The Yorkshire Vet, has told students hoping to break into the industry that research is the key to success. Appearing at the 10th Journalism and Media Week at Leeds Trinity University, Paul Stead spoke candidly about breaking into the highly competitive television industry. Managing director of Daisybeck […]

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Most vicars are “normal” like me, says Gogglebox star Rev Kate Bottley

Most vicars are “normal” like me, says Gogglebox star Rev Kate Bottley

by Abbey Maclure Reverend Kate Bottley, star of Channel 4’s Gogglebox and parish priest, has said that people of faith are just like anybody else. She urged people not to let their perception of the church, or of Christians, put them off God. Speaking at Leeds Trinity University, Kate had the audience in fits of laughter as she shared her […]

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Head of CIPR highlights false representation of PR in the media

Head of CIPR highlights false representation of PR in the media

By Tom Clayton Leeds Trinity alumna Sarah Hall spoke of the different strands of public relations as she discussed how the discipline is represented in the media. The current president of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations used herself as an example when discussing how PR is portrayed in modern journalism and television in a talk for Leeds Trinity’s Journalism […]

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Social class and regional diversity are the main challenges in modern day journalism, says Nina Hossain

Social class and regional diversity are the main challenges in modern day journalism, says Nina Hossain

By Charlotte Lascelles Yorkshire-born journalist, Nina Hossain, broke down the main issues and challenges of diversity in her talk about the media industry. The ITV News presenter took part in Journalism and Media Week at Leeds Trinity University to talk about her thriving career, how the world of breaking news works and on the diversity challenges she faced when training […]

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A 20-year-old defeats Yorkshire’s 32oz fish challenge

Queen St Fisheries platter filled with 32ox fish, five portion of chips, 2 breadcakes and sides.

By Kamile Banyte. An extreme food eater travelled 96 miles to take on a 32oz chippy challenge and managed to complete it in just 30 minutes. Kyle Gibson, 20, from Houghton-le- Spring, Sunderland is the first person to demolish a ‘Queeny Special’ set by Queen St Fisheries, Morley, Leeds. The challenge consists of a 32oz battered fish, two bread cakes, […]

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