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Journalism & Media Week: Day 4 podcast

Journalism & Media Week: Day 4 podcast

Our final year Broadcast Journalism students review the final day of Leeds Trinity University’s Journalism and Media Week. Presented by Zoha Shah, Maisie Andrews Garth and Olivia Dobson.

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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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Turning your passion into a profession – “Don’t be a d***head”, “be bold” and “don’t give up”

Turning your passion into a profession – “Don’t be a d***head”, “be bold” and “don’t give up”

By Will Ford “Don’t be a d***head”, “be bold” and “don’t give up” – the sentiments of three journalists who turned their passion into their profession. Tom Farmery, Katie Ridley and Monika Parnarauskaite spoke at Journalism and Media Week on how they turned their respective loves of football, crime and motorsports into a career. Tom Farmery, a sports reporter at […]

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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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