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Explore careers in journalism

October 22, 2019 @ 17:00 - 20:30

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 session to hear form professionals about their career paths, and pick up tips on how to get the right kind of experience

Our panel of experts range from recent graduates to those with a number of years experience:

  • Adam Bloodworth – A Reading Graduate and freelance journalist with applied knowledge of editorial for online magazines. Adam has written for the Evening Standard, Metro, South China Morning Post and VICE
  • Faye Harland – Faye is the Head of News at BBC Radio Berkshire
  • Sean Fleming at Formative content – Sean started his career working at a freelance copy/features agency. Most of what we did was celebrity and trivia based.  A couple of years later, Sean gravitated toward business and technology, and wrote for print and online titles.
  • Yusuf Khan a journalist at Business Insider -Yusuf is currently a markets and finance reporter at Business Insider having just graduated in July.  Yusuf also undertook placements at the Financial Times and Wales Online Business desk.


    What’s in it for me?

  • Hear from professionals about the career paths they’ve taken to help you decide if you could see yourslef as a journalist.
  • Ask our panel questions and gain insider tips and hints to help you plan yoru next move

        Who’s it for?

  • All students with an interest in careers in this area.

This event is brought to you by Careers as part of our ‘Explore’ series

Our Explore events are the perfect place to start researching different sectors, jobs and career paths, especially if you don’t have a clear idea what you want to do after your studies.

*This workshop can count for 1.5 hours of your RED Award training and development hours. Find out more about the RED Award at reading.ac.uk/REDAward


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