Learn and network with the leading lights of the UK media industry.
It has a focus on reporting big issues that matter most to NUS and Amnesty, such as human rights abuses and struggles for political freedom, access to education and the vital role education plays within a society.
Attendance is free (with a £5 registration charge to cover admin costs); food and drink will be provided over the two days.
This year we are delighted to welcome senior figures from The Independent, the BBC, the Express Group, Marie Clare, The Times, The Observer and Channel 4, amongst many others.
Keynote speakers include Deborah Haynes, Defence Editor of The Times, and Paris Lees, Editor of META Magazine.
ITV Correspondent, Ronke Phillips, who won the RTS award for her piece on the Damilola Taylor trial verdicts, will share her experience in a workshop on interview skills.
Sue Ryan, a media consultant for The Daily Mail trainee scheme, whose first job in journalism was for the Reading Evening Post as a Thomson graduate trainee, will be on hand to offer advice along with representatives from the other major national schemes.
Now is a crucial time for the media industry with the Levesson inquiry and several high profile campaigns having spurred unprecedented regulatory changes and a renewed focus on journalism ethics.
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This year’s Student Media Summit features presentations from Angela Phillips, Ethics Chair of the Media Reform Coalition, and Dr Evan Harris, Associate Director of the Hacked Off campaign. Their insights will give budding journalists the confidence to stay on the right side of new laws and regulation.
To help aspiring journalists thrive in the new digital landscape, the Student Media Summit features advice from Anna Doble, Channel 4’s Head of Digital, on making the perfect website, and Charlotte Hawkins from Sky News on presentation skills.
There will also be sessions on television and radio, sub-editing and design, sourcing ethical advertising revenue, and managing a student newsroom.
With the chance to meet high level professionals involved in every journalistic discipline – including comment, features, sport, investigative, entertainment, finance, overseas and politics – the Student Media Summit is an opportunity not to be missed.
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