MA Journalism students visit London Newsrooms

MA students from Bournemouth’s International journalismJournalism and New Media and Multi-media journalism courses went to London this week where they visited a variety of the city’s top newsrooms.

Students of the MA International Journalism course visited Reuters, the BBC, Sky and Al Jazeera.

The MA Multi-media journalism students also visited the studio of Channel Five’s The Wright stuff where they were able to sit in the audience for a show.

One student, Dominic Buchan even took part in the show – commenting in a debate surrounding a Daily Mail story on women who wear too little in the winter.

The students also visited Bloomberg, where Paul Addison, Head of News, told the group about their current training programmes. He said that every year at least one Bournemouth Media school graduate is recruited, and they have always done well within the company.

Students were able to gain lots of inside tips of all aspects of working in TV news, as Debesh Banerjee, a MAMMJ student explained:

“Overall, the trip was constructive and useful in giving us a first hand knowledge about how TV studios are operated, and how news is produced round the clock, across multiple platforms. What was particularly interesting from our perspective was to see how the online and digital platforms are getting integrated in the newsroom of today – and it is exactly what our course is teaching us.”

“The broad range of organisations chosen for the trip catered to a variety of interests among the students, from news, entertainment and documentaries. I think it has given everyone the impetus to work harder as we now have a taster of what TV journalism entails.”

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