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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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Regional diversity in the new age of television: factual programme maker Anna Dickeson says: “It’s so important to have variety”

Regional diversity in the new age of television: factual programme maker Anna Dickeson says: “It’s so important to have variety”

By Grace Pritchard The Creative Lead of the television production company responsible for 24 Hours in A&E says setting up a base in Leeds allows them to reflect the voices of the whole country and not just those in London.

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“Half of film-making is fire-fighting” – Leeds-born Oscar nominee lists the skills needed to be a successful director.

“Half of film-making is fire-fighting” – Leeds-born Oscar nominee lists the skills needed to be a successful director.

By Jamie Heron A Leeds-born film and TV director who constructed sheds to fund his Oscar-nominated short film has spoken about his experience of being a director. Jamie Donoughue started off filming music videos for local bands in Leeds before he was stranded in Kosovo following a volcano eruption in 2010. After initially being stuck in Kosovo for five weeks, […]

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Determination and building a good rapport with people is what makes a business successful, says PR entrepreneur

Determination and building a good rapport with people is what makes a business successful, says PR entrepreneur

 By Emily Horner A woman who set up her own PR business in Leeds has told students at Leeds Trinity University that she has learned that confidence is the key to success.  Ellie MacDonald set up MacComms in April 2015 as she wanted to base her business on treating people right. Ellie said: “I literally clawed my way into […]

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Readers need to pay for journalism to survive, says top football reporter

Readers need to pay for journalism to survive, says top football reporter

By Thomas Reyer The former chief football writer at the Yorkshire Evening Post thinks the future of sports journalism relies on audiences paying for content.

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Emmerdale director Ian Bevitt gives Leeds Trinity University students big break as he declares: “Everybody in this room is a director!”

Emmerdale director Ian Bevitt gives Leeds Trinity University students big break as he declares: “Everybody in this room is a director!”

By Immy Share Ian Bevitt turned his audience of students into directors at Leeds Trinity University today during a workshop on Soaps and Storylines as part of Journalism and Media Week. He did so by handing out blank sheets of paper asking his audience of those aspiring to break into the media industry to storyboard interpretations of three random sentences […]

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Head of ITV News Yorkshire says: “As a woman in news you do just have to work harder”

Head of ITV News Yorkshire says: “As a woman in news you do just have to work harder”

By Grace Pritchard A panel of experts working in the media today agreed that the mix of people in the industry IS improving – but there is still a long way to go. The diversity panel at Leeds Trinity University’s Journalism and Media Week included Margaret Emsley, head of ITV News Yorkshire; Sam Fray, who is programme manager for the […]

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Gwyneth Hughes re-imagines History to bring the old works back to life on screen

Close up of a costume from Mystery of Edwin Drood

Screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes excitedly talks to students at Leeds Trinity University’s Journalism and Media Week 2019 about her rewrites of much-loved classics for the screen.   In doing so, she describes rewriting as a technical skill, comparing it to: “Weaving a knitting pattern, “When writing big, baggy 19th Century novels, it is a matter of working out where the cliff […]

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The North-South journalism and PR “disparity” is diminishing fast, says W Communications media consultant

The North-South journalism and PR “disparity” is diminishing fast, says W Communications media consultant

By Jack Walker Carl Stroud, who is also a former Sun and Daily Star contributor, believes that both the journalism and PR sectors will benefit immensely by tapping into the potential of the north of the UK, just as he did. Stroud began his career in London as a contributor for various music magazines, including NME. He then worked for […]

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GMB’s Katy Rickitt on the Manchester Arena terror attack: “It was the toughest night of my career”

GMB’s Katy Rickitt on the Manchester Arena terror attack: “It was the toughest night of my career”

By Immy Share Katy Rickitt today told students at Leeds Trinity University about some of the tougher challenges of her job as a news correspondent for Good Morning Britain.

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