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…

Lecturer publishes Digital Journalism textbook

SHU journalism lecturer Lily Canter has published a key textbook with Professor Bob Franklin of Cardiff University and The University of Sheffield. Digital Journalism Studies: The Key Concepts offers a cutting edge analysis of the developments in digital media technologies and their implications for journalists. Described as “an essential guide for anyone interested in how…

Think video to build online audiences, content editor tells SHU students

Video is key for attracting online audiences, according to JPI Media’s commercial content editor Graham Walker. He has achieved huge viewing figures for his video footage of everything from the Rio Olympics to a tour of an Indian restaurant in Leeds. He told SHU Journalism, Media and PR students: “Think video, video, video for online….

Thirty pints of lager and a pub quiz, please

SHU journalism third years went head to head with their lecturers in a pub quiz at the Red Lion on Charles Street. Four student teams took part in the bumper quiz which had news, sports, showbiz and general knowledge rounds. There was also a picture round which involved guessing lecturers from their baby pictures. The…

How to get your dream journalism job

  First year SHU Journalism students have been getting valuable advice on securing their dream job. It might sound a bit early to start thinking about this, but not according Maggie Bamforth, an employability advisor at the university. “This is the ideal time to get started,” says Maggie. “They have the time to build up…

TV LEGEND PARKY QUIZZED BY STUDENTS

  Broadcasting legend Sir Michael Parkinson was put under the spotlight by TV students during his visit to SHU. The tables were turned on the 83-year-old when he came to Hallam to accept an honorary doctorate. He agreed to do a TV interview with Alice Howe and Brad Kerry before a Q and A with…

Two SHU journalism graduates on the news beat for regional papers

TWO of our 2018 BA Journalism graduates are now working as news reporters on regional papers. Bill Edgar (above left) is at the Hexham Courant in Northumberland while George Dodd (above right) is at The Press, York. Bill’s role includes being responsible for covering one of the most rural constituencies in the UK. He said:…

Going underground: SHU student is shortlisted for national magazine award

SHU journalism student Jamie Wilkinson has been shortlisted for a national magazine award. Jamie’s feature, The Parisian Catacombs: An Illegal Underworld, captured the attention of this year’s judging panel for The Magazine Academy Journalism Awards. It provided a fascinating glimpse into the secret subterranean world of “cataphiles” – the notoriously private occupiers of Paris’s disused…

Exciting Volunteer Opportunities

Day of the Dead Sheffield The SIA Gallery at Sheffield Hallam will be the site of 3 exciting  multi-media events for Mexican Day of the Dead with many opportunities for student volunteers. SHU colleagues Dr Elizabeth Uruchurtu and Carolyn Waudby are staging a public evening of poetry and music on Thursday Nov 1 and a family…

MA graduate writes for nationals after landing job at Caters News Agency

Dan is seen above right, and interviewing X Factor winner Louisa Johnson at Fusion Festival. MA Journalism graduate Daniel Bird has been making headlines in the national papers after landing a job with Caters News Agency in Birmingham. His story about the University of Sheffield’s advice to students on taking Class A drugs safely was…

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,…