SHU student learns from the experts at investigative journalism conference

Sheffield Hallam University second year student Molly Williams attended the UK’s biggest investigative journalism conference this summer in preparation for her final year dissertation. Here she discusses some of the highlights from the event. “For journalists, the defining value is honesty – the attempt to tell the truth. That is our primary purpose. All that…

Alien Art: new book by journalism lecturer

70 years ago an American pilot reported seeing nine strange ‘saucer-like’ objects in the sky – and launched the modern UFO myth. Within hours of Kenneth Arnold reporting his sighting to the press in June 1947 an enterprising sub-editor coined the phrase ‘flying saucer‘. Within days the mystery made newspaper headlines around the world –…

Undergraduate student publishes football spread in Leicester Mercury

Third year BA Journalism student Dylan Ralph has been making the most of his work experience at the Leicester Mercury this week. His work on a news feature about Leicester City Football Club was published in a double page spread along with his byline. He worked closely alongside senior reporter Dan Martin to research and…

SHU Journalism students cover RTS

Its awards season, but you do not have to be an Oscar winner to be recognised for your talent and hard work. The Royal Television Society has been recognising outstanding work in the industry for years – and that includes students. This year the RTS Yorkshire Student Awards were held in Sheffield, and Sheffield Hallam University sent their own news…

Emmerdale workshops

It’s one of the biggest shows on TV – now there’s a chance for you to take part in some free workshops for Emmerdale. Full details below – hurry ! emmerdale

One hundred years of Fake News

Journalism lecturer David Clarke’s research on ‘fake news‘ and propaganda spread by newspapers one hundred years ago has been featured on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. His feature on the BBC News magazine can be read here. Dr Clarke, who is the Reader in Journalism at Sheffield Hallam University,  has uncovered evidence that British intelligence agencies connived with…

Student squash player reflects on the mood of the American capital

By Ashley Davies The past couple of weeks my professional squash tour took me to Calgary, Canada followed by Washington D.C. My week in DC went considerably better than Calgary as I made the quarterfinals out in Calgary before making the final in Washington. This meant I spent a little more time at the courts…

Graduates return to give career advice to students

Thirteen Sheffield Hallam journalism, media and PR students returned to the university to give their top tips to current students on finding a job, producing a great CV and nailing the interview. Read all their top tips on this Storify of the event: //storify.com/lilycanter/graduates-return-to-give-careers-advice-to-student/embed?border=false[View the story “Graduates return to give careers advice to students” on…

Order ! Order ! Parliament talk gets student vote

How did reporters cope in Parliament before note-taking was allowed? And when were female reporters first allowed in? These were two of the questions answered in an illuminating talk by Parliamentary Outreach speaker Sophie Scragg when she met SHU journalism students. She revealed that before note-taking was allowed, reporters sat in the public gallery and…

Down Under student puts SHU Journalism up top!

An exchange student from Down Under has put Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University and our BA Journalism course right up top… As part of her degree at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Chloe Ranford spent a semester studying feature-writing, photography and celebrity culture at SHU.   On her return to Australia, she wrote two posts on…