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Keynote speakers announced for Student Media Summit 2018

Wednesday 27 June 2018 NUS News

NUS and Amnesty International announce the first wave of speakers who’ll be appearing at this year’s Student Media Summit.

NUS and Amnesty International UK are pleased to announce Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow, BBC News correspondent Nawal Al-Maghafi and independent television presenter Sue Turton as our keynote speakers at Student Media Summit.

Returning for its 11th year on Thursday 30 and Friday 31 August, Student Media Summit offers workshops, talks and panel discussions with some of the UK’s top journalists, and is a must for any student with an aspiring career in journalism.  

This year’s programme offers workshops and talks from some of the UK’s top journalists, including:

  • Jon Snow, presenter, Channel 4 News

  • Nawal Al-Maghafi, Correspondent, BBC News

  • Sue Turton, independent television presenter

  • Nosheen Iqbal, The Guardian, G2, The Observer

  • Polly Curtis, Editor-in-Chief, HuffPost UK

  • Ronke Phillips, Senior News Correspondent, ITV News London

  • Tina Moran, Press Association

  • Victoria Sanusi, Digital Culture Editor, The i

  • Toby Oredein, founder, Black Ballad

  • Kirstie Brewer, broadcast journalist, BBC Stories

  • Jessica Winch, Foreign News Editor, The Daily Telegraph

  • Zing Tsjeng, UK Editor, VICE Broadly

  • Helen Lawson, Features Sub-Editor, The Times

  • Nick Rotheram, Political Reporter, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat

  • Rachel Oldroyd, Bureau of Investigative Journalism

  • Aimee Cliff, Deputy Digital Editor, Dazed

The two-day event will be an opportunity to hear from our high-profile keynote speakers and attend skills sessions on a variety of subjects, including interviewing, news writing, how to get editors to notice you, photography, and investigative journalism.

There will be brand new panel discussions focussing on ‘Women in Media’ and ‘Race and Diversity in Media’, as well as a panel by Amnesty on ‘Journalists Under Threat’. You’ll also have the chance to quiz representatives from NUS during a special press briefing.

Delegates will also benefit from a careers fair and stalls offering a chance to network with industry professionals from a variety of news outlets, further education institutions and traineeship schemes, including Press Association, The Guardian, Channel 4 Investigative Journalism and The Second Source.

Student Media Summit 2018 takes place on Thursday 30 at Friday 31 August at the Human Rights Action Centre, London. Admission is free, but there is a £5 registration fee to cover administration costs. All food and drink will also be provided over the two days.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

For more information about Student Media Summit 2018, please contact events@nus.org.uk.