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Journalism PgDip/MA: Events and lectures

Guest speakers

The Journalism department hosts weekly guest lectures and other events led by industry experts with a strong focus on developments in the fast-changing world of digital media and journalism.  Recent speakers have included:

  • Rossalyn Warren - An award-winning foreign affairs journalist, formerly of BuzzFeed News. Her reporting has been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, VICE, CNN, BBC, ELLE, Newsweek, and Teen Vogue
  • Ben Machell - Writer for The Times, columnist for ES Magazine
  • Samira Ahmed - An award-winning journalist with 20 years' experience in print and broadcast
  • David Jenkins - Editor of Little White Lies, a bi-monthly movie magazine powered by illustration that has just reached its 60th issue
  • Samira Shackle - Deputy Editor of New Humanist, and freelance journalist specialising in politics, terrorism and gender
  • Farrah Storr - Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan, former editor of Women's Health
  • Fatiman Manji - News correspondent and presenter at Channel 4 News
  • Alex Stedman - Fashion blogger The Frugality, former style editor at Red magazine
  • Anoosh Chakelian - Deputy web editor at the New Statesman
  • Will Dean - commissioning editor G2 (Guardian)
  • Radhika Sanghani - feature writer, Daily Telegraph
  • Rachel Rodriguez - social media producer, CNN International

Events

We hold events on current affairs such as the recent panel discussion ‘Truth and Terror' examining the relationship between the Islamic State and the media and a live debate on the future of press regulation between Hacked Off and the Press Complaints Commission.

The department also hosts the annual Journalism Oscars to celebrate the brightest and best journalism students, with categories including news reporter, feature writer, digital journalist and postgraduate of the year. In 2015, the MA journalism students scooped the prize for Team of the Year for their work on the Kingston Courier.

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Contact our admissions team

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020 3308 9930*

*Calls cost 7p per minute from a UK landline plus your phone company's access charge. Calls to this number from mobiles are normally deductible from your inclusive minutes.

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This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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NCTJ logoBoth the MA and the Postgraduate Diploma are accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).
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