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…

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,…

SHU Journalism delegation to speak at leading academic conference

A contingent of six journalism lecturers and students from Sheffield Hallam University are making an unprecedented appearance at an annual academic conference this June. The group will be attending the Association for Journalism Education (AJE) summer conference to present three papers on a variety of topics. The event is at the forefront of pedagogical journalism…

Carly lands a Star role

Journalism student Carly Beech handed in her final piece of university work two weeks ago – and promptly landed her dream job as showbiz & TV reporter for the Daily Star online.  Carly, 21, took all three Feature Writing & Publishing modules, and gained work experience on a host of magazines, including Good Housekeeping, Red…

Media freedom in Bulgaria

Journalism lecturer Dr. Lada Price has been interviewed by OBC Transeuropa, a think tank focused on South-East Europe, Turkey and the Caucasus which is based in Trento Italy. In the interview she talks about her research on Bulgaria’s deep-rooted problems in the area of media freedom. In January this year Bulgaria took up the EU presidency, 11 years after…

In Her Own Words: My new role as a Local Democracy Reporter

By Molly Williams “Investigate, scrutinise and report on our local government” – the job description advertised in The Sheffield Star sounded like the perfect role – the opportunity to doggedly report on issues affecting the public and hold the powerful to account, in the city that fast became home for me while studying journalism at…

Wedding bells to ring for SHU journalism alumni after Whitby proposal

A SHU journalism wedding is on the horizon after alumni Danny Hall and Natalie Wilson decided to tie the knot. The pair, both 27, have just got engaged in the romantic setting of Whitby – on Danny’s first visit to the Yorkshire seaside town. Natalie said: “I’m over the moon, it couldn’t have been a more…

Ellie Active8s Radio Sheffield!

First-year student Ellie Colton has a regular slot on BBC Radio Sheffield, talking about what’s been in the news that week – anything from the latest White House tweets through Sheffield tree-felling to National Puppy Day. Here she describes how her love for journalism started. When I was in primary school, I wanted to be…