For the final edition of Palatinate of the academic year 2010/11, I had just under two pages to fill for the News Features section of the paper. I decided to write a news feature about hate crime at universities, analysing the facts that came out in a report issued by the NUS, and about the….
Today I attended a Student Journalism Masterclass run by the Press Association and held in their training headquarters in Newcastle. It was open to university students who wanted to learn more about how to produce good quality journalism, and how to ensure the integrity of their student newspaper. The day was split into three sessions which….
Today I attended an Inspiration Day organised by the 4Talent team from Channel 4. The day was aimed at anyone between 18 and 24 years old, interested in working in the media industry and living in the the North East of England. That’s me! The day was split into a series of practical workshops and talks,….
When Colin Campbell-Austin from Channel 4 said he had four places on offer for a tour around the Channel 4 newsrooms, I was quick to say ‘Me, me me!’ There are twelve of us on 4Talent’s Youth Advisory Panel and quite a few of us wanted to go so I was surprised and thrilled when I….
Last week, I attended a three hour workshop held at Durham University by News Associates. They are a journalism school that provides NCTJ-accredited training and they offer the workshops as an example of how they run their courses. The workshop therefore also gave us 30 attendees a practical insight into journalism and NCTJ training. The workshop was run….
Today was the first time I’d ever been inside the offices of a newspaper, let alone a national newspaper! This was because I was of only 30 people fortunate enough to secure a place on The Guardian‘s Insight Into Journalism Newsroom Day which took place in King’s Cross, London. It’s a one-day free event run every few months and….
I’d always wanted to be able to ice-skate backwards and since I was too old to join the ice-hockey club as a newbie, the only option remaining was to join the ice-skating class. By grade 5, I was able to go backwards, do some crossovers and even dance a little routine. All I lacked was….
A while ago, I entered the Science Writer Awards 2008 run by The Daily Telegraph in connection with Bayer and the Royal Society. It’s the 21st time the competition has been run and entrants can submit an article of around 700-800 words to either the 16-19 year olds category or the 20-28 year olds category. Successful submissions….
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