Journalism and Media Week gives students the opportunity to hear from industry experts representing the UK’s leading broadcasters, newspapers, magazines and digital media organisations.
Over a week of talks, workshops, Q&A sessions and networking, these world-renowned broadcasters, journalists and industry leaders, including some of our own alumni, will provide a unique insight into what it’s like to work in today’s Journalism and Media industries.
Journalism and Media Week is now in its fourteenth year and is well-known for bringing some of the most talented and well-respected people in the industry to Leeds.
On this page, you can see what's on and click through to our journalism and media courses.
Journalism and Media Week: 6 – 9 November 2023
Journalism and Media Week has established a reputation for bringing some of the key figures in the industry to Leeds, and this year is no exception – with industry experts sharing their knowledge and experience via a series of sessions.
The four-day programme will be packed with speakers from the world of journalism, media, film and photography. It will give students the opportunity to listen to those who have been doing the role for years, as well as those who have just embarked on their careers, to find out what inspired them to choose this industry, the challenges they faced and more.
Journalism and Media Week also gives attendees a rare opportunity to get up close and network with their heroes and learn from a wide range of professionals seen on TV, heard on the radio and working behind the scenes to make it all come together.
All of our speakers will provide a unique insight into their roles, how to get into the industry and how to succeed once you are there.
Resources from previous years
If you want to see what Journalism and Media Week is about, or want to catch up on the talks and workshops, our archive allows you to re-visit past events and follow the action day-by-day.
Here are some of our favourite articles from previous years:
- BBC correspondent describes "scary experience" covering LGBT protest in Poland
- BBC's Jane Garvey proud of ongoing impact of equal pay letter
- ‘’9/11 changed our whole world and me’’ says Bradford political reporter
- The label BAME "simply doesn't work" - Bradford-based actor Kafayat Adegoke on how the media represents femininity and racial diversity
- London photographer shares top tips on turning your hobby into a business
- ‘People have the freedom to read and believe what they want’ - campaigning editor on reliability and trust facing newspapers
Who should attend?
While most guests will be studying Journalism and Media at Leeds Trinity and other universities, the week is also open to anyone interested in a career in Journalism or Media. Plus those already working in the industry, or who just want to hear more from our speakers!
Everyone is welcome to attend any session at Leeds Trinity's Journalism and Media Week.
We also welcome students from schools and colleges, individually or in teaching groups. To arrange this please contact our Student Recruitment and Outreach Team by email: SCLhello@leedstrinity.ac.uk.
How to book
If you're a student or academic at Leeds Trinity University, there's no need to book for any of the talks – just simply turn up to each session on campus.
If you are a student at another university, please contact our Journalism and Media Week team and let us know which days/talks you're interested in attending.
If you are a member of the local community or Leeds Trinity alumni, please contact the Corporate Communications team and let us know which days/talks you’re interested in attending.
Please note that all sessions will be recorded for future educational purposes at Leeds Trinity University and we will add them to our YouTube channel after the event.
For further information please email Corporate Communications.
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