Journalism and Media Week

How blindness made me see: The trials and travels of Amar Latif

How blindness made me see: The trials and travels of Amar Latif

By Joseph Greenough A globetrotting TV presenter believes suddenly going blind as a teenager changed his life – by encouraging him to be more positive.

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Managing Director of Joi Polloi, The Circle’s interactive platform creator says: “Everyone is editing what they put out into the world”

Nick Crossland discussing the making of The Circle

By Grace Pritchard Television based on social media interaction is changing perceptions of the online landscape for all generations, an industry expert has said.  Nick Crossland, managing director of creative digital agency Joi Polloi, touched on how important social media presentation is for millennials, while speaking at Leeds Trinity University’s annual Journalism and Media Week. Nick appeared at the annual […]

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“Listen to sex workers” in order to break down the stigma, Leeds Trinity academic Dr Kate Lister urges journalism students

“Listen to sex workers” in order to break down the stigma, Leeds Trinity academic Dr Kate Lister urges journalism students

A Leeds Trinity academic who specialises in researching the sex work industry has said the media is contributing to an ongoing stigma against women working in the industry, and called for journalists and society in general to work to destigmatise this area. Dr Kate Lister – a lecturer, historian and curator of the online research database Whores of Yore – […]

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BBC Newsbeat highlights local radio experience as the “vital training ground” for aspiring journalists

Paul Stanworth and Roisin Hastie at Journalism and Media Week

By Alice Young BBC Newsbeat’s Paul Stanworth and Roisin Hastie have told aspiring journalists at Leeds Trinity University’s Journalism and Media Week that local radio is an invaluable training ground. Paul Stanworth, deputy editor of BBC Newsbeat, and Roisin Hastie, newsreader for Greg James’ Radio 1 Breakfast show, both started their journalism careers in local newsrooms. Both highlighted the key […]

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#MeToo has changed behaviour in Hollywood, says BBC movie reviewer

#MeToo has changed behaviour in Hollywood, says BBC movie reviewer

By Thomas Reyer A BBC movie reviewer thinks the #MeToo campaign has had a big impact on the behaviour of figures within the movie industry.

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Young journalists are gaining more skills and opportunities from small media companies, than from national broadcasters

Young journalists are gaining more skills and opportunities from small media companies, than from national broadcasters

Alumni: (From left to right) Charlie Wainwright, Lauren Smith-Jones and Ben Ramsdale with host Mike Best. By George Arkley Young journalists have the chance to gain a wealth of experience in smaller production companies rather than on national training schemes, a recent graduate has said. Charlie Wainwright, a Leeds Trinity University (LTU) journalism graduate, returned to her roots to tell […]

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Leeds United legend Eddie Gray backs the club for promotion to the Premier League

Leeds United legend Eddie Gray backs the club for promotion to the Premier League

By Jack Walker Former Leeds United player and manager Eddie Gray expects the club to be pushing for promotion to the Premier League at the end of the season.

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Life after university: journalism and media alumni share their stories of finding the right career

Life after university: journalism and media alumni share their stories of finding the right career

By Richard Liddle A panel of Leeds Trinity University graduates have told of their experiences of finding the right job after leaving university.

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This is me, and I’m fantastic! The philosophy of self-love and authenticity that built Siobhan Greene’s career

This is me, and I’m fantastic! The philosophy of self-love and authenticity that built Siobhan Greene’s career

By Joseph Greenough Leeds Trinity Journalism and Media week welcomed veteran TV producer Siobhan Greene today, who electrified the room with laughter and charisma.

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“At the time you never imagine what that can lead on to” – Leeds alumni talk career paths in sports media

“At the time you never imagine what that can lead on to” – Leeds alumni talk career paths in sports media

By Jamie Heron Two Journalism graduates who studied in Leeds have shared their experience and advice on the different career paths in the sports media industry.

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