Post Tagged with: “BBC”

“I travel the world to give a voice to the voiceless” – Sahar Zand, the refugee turned documentary-maker

Sahar Zand filming in Sahara Desert

Alice Young speaks to Sahar Zand about her journey from refugee to award-winning reporter. They came to her home and took her father away. Her mother then said, “we’re leaving”, and she never saw her home again. “I left Iran a confused, lost and terrified child who felt invisible – but my experiences along the way are the reason I […]

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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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BBC journalists on breaking into the industry: “say ‘yes’ to everything” and “feed the monkey”

BBC journalists at Journalism and Media Week

By Alice Young Four BBC journalists have shared their tips on breaking into the BBC – from exploring all avenues of journalism to “feeding the monkey” that is the news machine.

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Newsbeat’s deputy editor comes to Leeds Trinity University for Journalism and Media Week – talking all things from Brexit to Beyoncé

Paul Stanworth

By Alice Young Paul Stanworth, deputy editor at Newsbeat, will visit Leeds Trinity University next week as part of the annual Journalism and Media Week event. Newsbeat is the flagship news programme on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra, making sense of the world for 16-24-year-olds and covering the stories they care about. Before Newsbeat, Paul worked at ITV’s […]

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New podcast launched by Leeds firm to address disability in the workplace

New podcast launched by Leeds firm to address disability in the workplace

By Evie Whitaker A new way for PR and comms businesses to voice their queries and concerns around disability and inclusion in the workplace has been brought forward by a Leeds-based firm. DisAbility PR has launched The Agency Mailbox, where businesses can submit their questions about disability in a safe, non-judgemental environment. The questions will be answered during a conversational […]

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One Show editor Sandy Smith: “Everything has to be relatable”

Editor of The One Show Sandy Smith (right) addresses the students at Leeds Trinity Journalism and Media Week 2018 with senior lecturer Glyn Middleton (left)

By Tom Clayton The One Show editor Sandy Smith talked of the skills young journalists need coming into a working environment during his Journalism and Media Week sessions. During his talk and workshop on Monday, Smith spoke about how important it is for young journalists to have both journalistic and technical abilities. He said: “Unless you’re exceptional at one thing, […]

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One Show editor to bring key message of versatility at Leeds Trinity Journalism Week

One Show editor to bring key message of versatility at Leeds Trinity Journalism Week

By Tom Clayton BBC TV editor Sandy Smith is set to pass on the benefit of his expertise at Leeds Trinity University during Journalism and Media Week 2018. The current editor of The One Show will discuss all things TV when he gives his talk in the Mary Hallaway lecture theatre on Monday. Sandy is linked to the University through […]

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Fans gather in Halifax to see much-loved BBC Look North presenters

Fans gather in Halifax to see much-loved BBC Look North presenters

By Katie Haseldine LOCAL television favourites Harry Gration and Paul ‘the weatherman’ Hudson completed their 15-mile three-legged walk challenge on Friday to raise money for Children in Need.

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Victims of Savile abuse left “angry and disappointed” by High Court ruling

Jimmy Savile, of Leeds, died aged 84 on October 29, 2011.

Jimmy Savile, of Leeds, died aged 84 on October 29, 2011. By Joseph Keith The Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust is set to to challenge pay-outs to people who were assaulted by the former DJ. A High Court ruling last week granted the trust a hearing at the Court of Appeal which may block victims from receiving compensation through a previously […]

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