Journalism and Media Week

Journalism and Media Week: Day 3 podcast

Journalism and Media Week: Day 3 podcast

Our final year Broadcast Journalism students round up Day 3 of Journalism and Media Week. Presented by Jazmine Blackah, Olivia Dobson and Polly Robinson.

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Former prisoner and Tory MP Jonathan Aitken says austerity is to blame for prison failings

Former prisoner and Tory MP Jonathan Aitken says austerity is to blame for prison failings

By Harry McMullen. Jonathan Aitken says budget cuts have led to more violence and drugs in prisons, resulting in the rapid growth in the use of the synthetic cannabinoid, spice. The former MP, who served time after being convicted of perjury in the late 90s,  spoke to journalism students for Leeds Trinity Journalism and Media Week today. He said austerity […]

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BBC journalist says being nice is key to getting in

Isabelle Tudor (left) and Alys Harte (right) - pic Maisie Clancy

By Tom Clayton Senior journalist Alys Harte cited attitude as the most important factor in finding work at the BBC. In a talk at Leeds Trinity’s Journalism and Media Week, the former RTÉ journalist also said it is not essential to be an academic to be a top reporter. Harte said: “You don’t necessarily need a first class academic degree […]

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Covering issues that matter a worthwhile challenge, says Leeds documentary maker Anna Hall

Covering issues that matter a worthwhile challenge, says Leeds documentary maker Anna Hall

by Abbey Maclure Investigative documentary-maker Anna Hall has stressed the challenging nature of filming emotional social issues at a talk at Leeds Trinity on Tuesday. Anna has won multiple awards for her hard-hitting documentaries, such as BBC One’s Behind Closed Doors, which followed Thames Valley Police domestic violence unit. Speaking at Leeds Trinity’s Journalism and Media Week, she stressed that […]

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Journalism and Media Week: Day 2 podcast

Journalism and Media Week: Day 2 podcast

Our final year Broadcast Journalism students round up the main highlights of today’s events at Leeds Trinity’s Journalism and Media Week. Presented by: Maisie Clancy, Aston Lamb & Kate Whitaker Audio producer: Tyler Morrell

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Channel 4 move offers fresh hope for students

Channel 4 move offers fresh hope for students

By Matty Ramage Channel 4’s recent announcement that they have chosen Leeds for their new headquarters could spark a rise in the number of reporters from Yorkshire. Ella Griffith, a producer at Sky, said: “We’re hearing a lot of rumours of them having newsrooms and studios here and anchoring bulletins and that means you represent a place better.” She added: […]

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Bethan Davies: 7 top tips for your journalism placement

Bethan Davies: 7 top tips for your journalism placement

By Will Ford and Harry McMullen Global Radio’s Regional News Editor, Bethan Davies, gives her 7 top tips for making a good impression on a journalism placement: Take on feedback and act on it – when you get things wrong, ask for advice and get better. Always do your research – whether you have days or minutes to prepare for […]

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Practice makes perfect: BT Sport football reporter Andy May reveals his tips for breaking into the sports journalism industry

Practice makes perfect: BT Sport football reporter Andy May reveals his tips for breaking into the sports journalism industry

By Daniel Swales With a wealth of experience in the field of sports journalism to share, BT Sport football reporter Andy May today emphasised the importance of practising broadcast and written journalism skills ahead of going into the industry. Andy was speaking as part of Leeds Trinity’s Journalism and Media week, having worked for a range of employers including the BBC, […]

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“Say yes” Leeds Trinity alumni tell journalist students

“Say yes” Leeds Trinity alumni tell journalist students

  By Elisha Atkinson Four Leeds Trinity graduates today highlighted the importance of saying yes to any opportunity, in order to ‘get your foot in the door’.  They were speaking at a panel as part of Leeds Trinity’s Journalism and Media Week. Xanthe Palmer initially got into Radio Leeds covering sport, although this is not her area of expertise. She said: “To be honest […]

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Graduates offer career advice to journalism and media students

Graduates offer career advice to journalism and media students

By Charlotte Lascelles Four graduates of Leeds Trinity University returned for Journalism and Media Week 2018 to talk about their experiences post-university. The graduates – Otis Holmes, Charlotte Regen, Xanthe Palmer and Becky Hammill – took part in a panel session with current students to talk about their experiences of working in the industry, as well as offering advice on […]

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