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…

Sighing on radio

Did you know that babies sigh? And that animals do – mice, to the tune of 40 sighs a minute?    These, and other fascinating facts about this involuntary emission of breath, were included in a half-hour Radio 4 documentary produced by senior lecturer Clare Jenkins and aired just before Christmas.   The Sigh, presented…

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.