Channel 4’s Jon Snow, Look North’s Harry Gration and BBC News Home Editor Mark Easton, are among the high profile guests at Leeds Trinity University College’s Journalism Week 2012 which starts Monday 27th February.
As well as familiar names from television and radio, there will be talks and workshops from a variety of journalists, key media managers, and media luminaries from The Times, The Guardian, BBC, and Grazia magazine.
The informal workshops will facilitate interaction and hands-on activities, and successful Leeds Trinity alumni will be on hand to inspire current students entering the tough journalism and media jobs markets.
As a reflection of increasing importance of the web in modern journalism, the week will have a strong digital aspect. Staff and students will be live-blogging and participants will be asked to post their questions and comments on twitter.com with the hashtag #ltjw.
“We place a huge emphasis on being able to bring speakers from all walks of journalism to Leeds Trinity”, said Catherine O’Connor, Head of Journalism at Leeds Trinity. “Being able to hear first-hand from distinguished journalists and leaders in the field is a really valuable experience for our students. It provides further context for their studies, helps them make industry contacts and inspires them about the possibilities in their chosen field.”
The full programme can be downloaded from www.leedstrinity.ac.uk