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…

Students attend London magazine awards ceremony

      Students Samantha Ball and Natasha Jagger travelled to London to meet national magazine editors at an industry award night for young talent. The students were nominated for the Professional Publishers’ Association  New Talent Awards for outstanding work on the BA Journalism course and beyond. The night was held at the Grade 1 listed LSO St….

My first day in the newsroom

By Adam Hagan I have dreamt for some time of one day working in a newsroom. Ever since I began bingeing the American hit show The Newsroom, a programme about fictional TV news network ACN, I have romanticised the idea of newsrooms being non-stop hubs of dramatic, stressful and chaotic work. The mission: trying to…

Fancy starting a magazine?

Second-year feature-writers learnt this week how to set up a magazine while still at university. Guest lecturer James Thornhill did just that. He set up The National Student – http://www.thenationalstudent.com/ – in 2002, while studying Journalism at the University of Lincoln. The first publication to target students right across the UK, it became part of…

Ella skates onto BBC Radio

Second year student Ella Glenn-Buchanan was recently interviewed on BBC Radio Sheffield about her ice skating. Breakfast show reporter Kat Harbourne went to iceSheffield in the Lower Don Valley to mark Bolero Day, the day in 1984 when Torvill and Dean took the Gold medal in the Winter Olympics. When she saw the Radio Sheffield…

BA Sports Journalism launched

The Journalism and Public Relations team is pleased to announce that we are launching a BA Sports Journalism in September 2018. This exciting new course will prepare students for a career in today’s fast moving sports world as a sports journalist or sports public relations officer. Building on our successful MA Sports Journalism course we…

Associate lecturer critiques Guardian tabloid format for The Conversation

Journalism and PR associate lecturer Arlene Lawler has written a detailed analysis of the Guardian’s new tabloid format for  academic news website The Conversation. The Guardian launched its new look today which included a new masthead and colour palette together with an revamp of the website. Arlene described the redesign as “a mixed bag” but…