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Explore careers in journalism

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

If you’re a confident communicator, can work under pressure and enjoy engaging an audience then maybe you’ve considered a career in journalism?
From broadcast journalism to newspaper, magazine and online, each platform offers a wide range of opportunities to graduates who can demonstrate the skills, determination and commitment. To secure a graduate role in this field, relevant experience will be essential, so come to this online event to hear from professionals about their career paths, and pick up tips on how to get the right kind of experience!

Our panel of experts includes:

Faye Harland, News Editor at BBC Radio Berkshire
Faye joined the BBC after studying her A levels as a trainee journalist. She has spent 25 years working for the BBC in local radio and regional television. During this time, she has worked in a variety of roles including TV and radio reporting, producing programmes, and reading news bulletins and has been the News Editor for 10 years.

Holly Gibbs, Digital Producer at Sky News
Holly studied Politics and IR at the University of Reading and graduated in 2017 with a 2:1. In her second year, she took a Media and Politics module, which inspired her to go into journalism. With the help of Mark Shanahan and Dawn Clarke, she went on to do a Master’s in Broadcast Journalism and then on to work at Sky News after that!

Adam Bloodworth, Journalist at HuffPost UK
Adam is currently a features writer at HuffPost UK. He has previously worked as a freelancer, focusing on topics relating to culture and lifestyle.

What’s in it for me?
Hear from professionals about the career paths they’ve taken to help you decide if you could see yourself as a journalist. Ask our panel questions and gain insider tips and hints to help you plan your next move.

Who’s it for?
All students with an interest in careers in this area.

This session will be taking place as a webinar.
To participate, please go to the Careers24/7 Blackboard organisation (bit.ly/UoRCareers247) and click on ‘Webinars’. Here you’ll see a list of upcoming sessions. A few minutes before the session is due to start, click on the title of the session to enter the room. You will not need to use a camera or microphone, but please ensure you have headphones or speaker so you can hear the audio. Here’s a short video explaining how this works and what the webinar tool looks like.

*This online event can count for 2 hours of your RED Award training and development hours. Find out more about the RED Award at reading.ac.uk/REDAward


October 21
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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