Lecture: Revolution, war, journalism: How Syrian media practitioners tell their stories

Speaker: Dr Omar Al-Ghazzi (Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield) Dr Omar Al-Ghazzi is lecturer in journalism, politics and public communication at the Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield. A former Fulbright scholar, his work examines journalism, media, and popular culture in the Middle East. Title: Revolution, war, journalism: How Syrian media practitioners tell their…

A Casual Clearance

Joint Course Leader Clare Jenkins was interviewed on BBC Radio Sheffield and Radio 4’s Feedback last month about her latest radio programme, A Casual Clearance. The programme looked at the emotional and practical difficulties of clearing out a family home, an experience Clare and her family faced last year after their mother died. The whole…

Lecturer Co-edits Anthology for City Festivals

Senior Lecturer Carolyn Waudby has co-edited an anthology of poetry with Sheffield publisher Antiphon for Sheffield Hallam’s Catalyst Festival. The anthology Millstone Grit samples the work of  SHU staff, and alumni of the university’s MA in Writing, and is accompanied by a small exhibition of visual interpretations at Bank Street Arts in Sheffield. A launch…

Students take to the airwaves

BA Journalism’s new recruits got their hands on the departments radio studios in their first week at SHU. The L4 students were taking part in the Induction Week Newsday. Throughout the day they also tried their hands at writing and TV journalism. They produced presented their own programmes, which included sport and entertainment sections. And it was all broadcast live…

Stories from Freshers’ Week

Our new intake of BA Journalism students have spilled their guts about drinking, disasters and delights – a warts and all report on Freshers’ Week 2016 at Sheffield Hallam University. Check out their stories here.

FRESHERS NEWSDAY

To say this was their first time in a TV studio, the new L4 students did a great job at the Induction Week newsday !

Freshers set off on Twitter trail

The new BA Journalism students set off on their first assignment today, to find 12 Sheffield landmarks in our unique Twitter trail. The students will return to collect their prizes on Friday at the journalism news day.

Not – Make Believe: Sheffield DocFest shines

  Never mind Parklife, Download and the Isle of Wight festival, or even Glastonbury. Sheffield Doc/Fest was the place to be to kick off the summer festival season   I had just finished my first year as a journalism undergraduate at Sheffield Hallam University when I was offered a delegate pass to Doc/Fest. I was…

Student dissertation published in academic journal

The dissertation of SHU graduate Daniel Brookes has been published in a special edition of prestigious journal Digital Journalism. Daniel researched the tweeting habits of journalists at The Star in Sheffield and with his supervisor Dr Lily Canter turned the dissertation into an academic research paper. The paper was presented at the 2015 Future of…

Degree is passport to new life

Former SHU journalism student Steve Dunks is proof that a journalism degree can take you places you might never have imagined. The 23-year-old, who graduated in 2014, is now teaching English to school children in South Korea, as well as writing his first novel. Steve, originally from Lincoln, lives in Tongyeong, a small city on…

Journalism field-trip was ‘fantastic experience’

Forty-three first year student journalists toured the BBC HQ and saw a live debate in the Houses of Parliament during their field-trip to London. Undergraduate Molly Williams (pictured) reports on her experiences  of the weekend: The SHU journalism trip to London was fantastic! London with its rich history and bustle of metropolitan life offered boundless new…

YES – IT’S PROF ROCK

  Who said academics were fusty old bores ? Three Professors, No Piano were one of the first acts to perform at this year’s SHUFEST. Profs Roger Eccleston, Chris Sammon and Wayne Cranton  went down a storm with their classic indie rock set featuring The Clash, The Housemartins and a gem from The Waterboys. It…