Graffiti pix shot by students used by BBC Look North

  Pictures gathered by TV students for their newsday were used by BBC Look North and Sheffield Live. The students filmed graffiti that had been daubed on the walls of Starbucks near the Winter Gardens on December 10th. It stated “Pay Ur Tax”. The story was brought in by Eleanor Ingleby. It was filmed by Rob…

Personal insight into prematurity

Journalism lecturer Clare Jenkins presented a personal insight into the world of premature babies on BBC Radio 4 this week.  Clare – who also co-runs independent radio company Pennine Productions – presented and produced the half-hour documentary, The Incubator. It traced the story of her twin nephews, born just before Christmas 2013, four months premature….

BBC Look North’s James Vincent speaks to Hallam TV students

BBC Look North’s James Vincent gave some great filming tips to Hallam’s  TV journalism students. James is a video journalist with Look North and often films and edits his own pieces. During his talk, he gave some sound advice about making engaging television from seemingly unfilmable stories. Oh and there was the time he turned up to…

Breaking News – How 5 Live dealt with the Paris attacks

Lecturer Philo Holland talks about how a normal night at Five Live turned into the biggest news story of the year. He was in charge of the newsroom  when the first details came in of the horrifying attacks in Paris. He spoke to TV students Eleanor Ingleby and Heyla Arbabha

WW1 legends explored at research festival

Sheffield Hallam University journalism lecturer David Clarke will present his research on the origins of some of the First World War’s best known legends at a public event in Leicester on 11 November. New Perspectives of the First World War commemorates the lives of soldiers who fought in the 1914-18 conflict and features a stunning piece…

PPA Accreditation: Magazine Journalism team win industry approval

Industry chiefs have given the thumbs up to Sheffield Hallam University’s magazine journalism pathway. The Professional Publishers’ Association (PPA) decided to re-accredit the course for two years after a visit today, Wednesday (14 October). PPA director Loraine Davies and Mike Stones, editor of B2B magazine Food Manufacture, met the teaching team and undergraduate students. They saw…

Guest Lecture: Javaria Akbar

We are delighted to welcome guest lecturer Javaria Akbar Javaria will be speaking on Pitching to feature writing students on Monday (Oct 12). A specialist SEO content writer she has also written for IdeasTap, Lifetime TV, Munchies, The Guardian,and the Express Tribune in addition to local magazines and publications. She’s recently returned from a Guardian masterclass in…

Welcome to our Freshers

A warm welcome to our new cohort of undergraduate Journalism students who joined us at the beginning of the 2015-16 academic year. Course leaders Clare Jenkins and David Clarke introduced freshers to the subject group’s teaching facilities in the Cantor Building and organised a Twitter Treasure Hunt for the induction day. Later in the week…

Lecturer’s programme on adoption

Newsnight reporter Tim Whewell this week explored The Other Side of Adoption, in a Radio 4 programme exec-produced by Journalism lecturer Clare Jenkins. In the 40-minute documentary, Tim talked to the children’s minister Edward Timpson – who has two adopted brothers himself. Listeners also heard from parents of adoptive children – and an adopted child…

Student Lucy to appear on national TV

Second year journalism student Lucy Wilson will appear on ITV News this Friday (26th June) talking about her role as a campaigner for burns survivors. This follows on from a week when her story appeared across the national press – including the Daily Mail, the Mirror, Metro and in the online Huffington Post.    Lucy,…