Whilst there Karen met up with former BA Multi-media Journalism student, Sverre Holm-Nilsson, who is now an investigative reporter working on a programme for TV2 in Oslo.
“Sverre is a brilliant ambassador for the course in his home country and a number of his friends and colleagues have followed his example of studying journalism at The Media School. He is enjoying his job and using all the skills he learned on the course, which he graduated from in 2009″ Said Karen.
Karen attended a recruitment fair in Lillestrom, where temperatures dipped to minus 10 and also delivered a lecture on ‘Creativity and Radio Journalism’ to sixth form students at Elvebakken High School in Oslo, which specialises in media and arts subjects.
“I was aware that the students had not yet had a chance to make any radio pieces” says Karen “so I was keen to emphasise the importance of good writing, using examples from Alastair Cooke’s ‘Letter From America’ to a recent ‘From Our Own Correspondent’ report by Stephen Sackur on how one restaurant in Denmark is serving up pine trees as a delicacy!”
The students also participated in an interactive workshop on developing ideas for radio features and seemed to enjoy the session. After the lecture, some of the staff at Elvebakken said that they are keen to come to The Media School to experience our teaching methods and the University plans to host a visit in March.