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Subject Focus Days

Journalism

Journalism Overview

If you have a curiosity about everything from your local community, to global events and campaigning for change, then launch your journalism career in our award-winning Centre for Journalism.

Studying journalism is exciting, challenging and rewarding. It prepares you for a range of careers in content creation, not only in print and digital newsrooms, but also in multimedia content production, press offices and marketing agencies.

Our Centre for Journalism has an established reputation for outstanding vocational training, industry-relevant studies and leading academic research. You’ll be taught by experienced journalists who have worked for local papers, national press (UK and abroad), radio, ITV, the BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and international magazines.

We have partnerships with major news organisations giving us access to work placements, mentoring opportunities and expert speakers. At our annual Journalism and Media Week you can engage with talks, workshops and masterclasses delivered by some of the UK’s leading journalists and media professionals. Guest speakers have included Gabby Logan (Sports presenter) and Jon Snow (Channel 4). Practice what you learn as you cover the week as a journalist – interviewing speakers, live-tweeting and creating videos and online reports.

“I studied for a semester in Melbourne and it is something I’ll never regret. I also worked out there and have kept in contact with my employers since coming back. Having this experience on my CV is an instant talking point.”

Ben Ramsdale
Sports Journalism BA (Hons)

Your Subject Focus Day

Your Journalism Focus Day will be delivered to you by our lecturer Darren Harper, who is a Lecturer in Journalism.

We would advise you to read through the instructions before starting your activity. If you encounter any issues with accessing the documents below then please email SCLHello@leedstrinity.ac.uk.

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Task Instructions

  1. Watch the video below, where Darren will talk you through the tasks.
  2. Darren will also introduce the competition in the video. There will be more information on how to enter at the bottom of the page.
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Resources

Journalism Presentation

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Competition

We hope you enjoyed the activity and you were able to increase your knowledge and understanding of the subject area. The competition instructions are provided in the activity above, please refer back to this for more information. Please submit your entry to the competition by emailing SCLCompetitions@leedstrinity.ac.uk.

By entering the competition, you will be entered into a prize draw. The winner will receive a copy of ‘The most comprehensive guide to podcasting ever (probably)’ by Chris Huskins as well as a £10 Amazon voucher. The two runners-up will receive a copy of the same book. The closing date for entries will be Friday 23rd July. Terms and conditions of the competition can be found here.