Course given top rating by magazine industry chiefs at re-accreditation visit.

The BA Journalism degree at Sheffield Hallam University has been re-accredited by the magazine industry with “flying colours”. The course and its magazine pathway was scrutinised by the Professional Publishers’ Association, who first accredited it in 2014. Editors commented that the pathway “stretched students” and staff were coming up with some “really impressive ways of…

Students feature in Mother & Baby

Journalism student Samantha Ball has had her first article published in Mother & Baby‘s online magazine.    Samantha, proud mother of 15-month-old Leo, initially wrote an article about post-natal depression among men for her final year website, Student Mum Diaries – http://studentmumdiaries.com/ In it, she discovered that one in ten new dads suffer from PND,…

SHU Journalism delegation to speak at leading academic conference

A contingent of six journalism lecturers and students from Sheffield Hallam University are making an unprecedented appearance at an annual academic conference this June. The group will be attending the Association for Journalism Education (AJE) summer conference to present three papers on a variety of topics. The event is at the forefront of pedagogical journalism…

Carly lands a Star role

Journalism student Carly Beech handed in her final piece of university work two weeks ago – and promptly landed her dream job as showbiz & TV reporter for the Daily Star online.  Carly, 21, took all three Feature Writing & Publishing modules, and gained work experience on a host of magazines, including Good Housekeeping, Red…

Media freedom in Bulgaria

Journalism lecturer Dr. Lada Price has been interviewed by OBC Transeuropa, a think tank focused on South-East Europe, Turkey and the Caucasus which is based in Trento Italy. In the interview she talks about her research on Bulgaria’s deep-rooted problems in the area of media freedom. In January this year Bulgaria took up the EU presidency, 11 years after…

In Her Own Words: My new role as a Local Democracy Reporter

By Molly Williams “Investigate, scrutinise and report on our local government” – the job description advertised in The Sheffield Star sounded like the perfect role – the opportunity to doggedly report on issues affecting the public and hold the powerful to account, in the city that fast became home for me while studying journalism at…

Wedding bells to ring for SHU journalism alumni after Whitby proposal

A SHU journalism wedding is on the horizon after alumni Danny Hall and Natalie Wilson decided to tie the knot. The pair, both 27, have just got engaged in the romantic setting of Whitby – on Danny’s first visit to the Yorkshire seaside town. Natalie said: “I’m over the moon, it couldn’t have been a more…

Ellie Active8s Radio Sheffield!

First-year student Ellie Colton has a regular slot on BBC Radio Sheffield, talking about what’s been in the news that week – anything from the latest White House tweets through Sheffield tree-felling to National Puppy Day. Here she describes how her love for journalism started. When I was in primary school, I wanted to be…

Students attend London magazine awards ceremony

      Students Samantha Ball and Natasha Jagger travelled to London to meet national magazine editors at an industry award night for young talent. The students were nominated for the Professional Publishers’ Association  New Talent Awards for outstanding work on the BA Journalism course and beyond. The night was held at the Grade 1 listed LSO St….

My first day in the newsroom

By Adam Hagan I have dreamt for some time of one day working in a newsroom. Ever since I began bingeing the American hit show The Newsroom, a programme about fictional TV news network ACN, I have romanticised the idea of newsrooms being non-stop hubs of dramatic, stressful and chaotic work. The mission: trying to…

Fancy starting a magazine?

Second-year feature-writers learnt this week how to set up a magazine while still at university. Guest lecturer James Thornhill did just that. He set up The National Student – http://www.thenationalstudent.com/ – in 2002, while studying Journalism at the University of Lincoln. The first publication to target students right across the UK, it became part of…

Ella skates onto BBC Radio

Second year student Ella Glenn-Buchanan was recently interviewed on BBC Radio Sheffield about her ice skating. Breakfast show reporter Kat Harbourne went to iceSheffield in the Lower Don Valley to mark Bolero Day, the day in 1984 when Torvill and Dean took the Gold medal in the Winter Olympics. When she saw the Radio Sheffield…