Journalism masterclasses

Our programme of masterclasses offers students regular insights from influential journalists, campaigners and others with a unique and valuable perspective on the media.

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Our journalism masterclasses represent a place where the academy welcomes key players from the media industries, and students who engage in journalism practice and study learn at first-hand about their preoccupations, concerns and experiences. Those who report, present, manage, regulate or simply reflect on the rapidly changing media world give an insight into the industries our students aspire to join.

We regard the masterclasses as an essential element of applied journalism knowledge, and as such they are compulsory for all students taking BA Journalism Studies and MA Journalism. Students on other degree programmes are also very welcome to join.

How to take part

Our masterclasses are scheduled for 12 noon on Tuesdays throughout term time. We’ll email you a link to join shortly before each session begins.To access the sessions on Blackboard, simply log in, then head to Organisations, then Masterclasses & Research Seminars then click into the individual session.

We encourage students to engage with the masterclasses using social media. Please use hashtag #jusmasterclass and feel free to tag the department.

Semester 1 programme

See below for the schedule of masterclasses in semester 1. Download the masterclasses brochure to find out more about the speakers.

Download the masterclasses brochure

Tuesday 27 September

Miriam Walker-Khan

Sports reporter and writer

Tuesday 11 October

Hannah Moore

Guardian Podcast Producer and former BBC Newsbeat Journalist.

Tuesday 18 October

Pippa Crerar

Guardian Political Editor

Tuesday 25 October

Artyom Liss

Media Manager and International Journalist 

Tuesday 8 November

Alice Rickman

Investigative Journalist 

Tuesday 22 November

Danny Armstrong

Sports Journalist & Russian news Reporter

Tuesday 6 December 

Nicki Embleton 

Senior Regional Media Relations Manager at Cancer Research UK 

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