Journalism: Press conference and newswriting workshop

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Event details

Thursday 25 April 2024
4.30 to 6pm


The session will begin with how to ask the right questions and the best angle for a story. You'll be involved in a mock press conference and encouraged to ask questions, before pulling together a rough plan for a story.

We'll wrap up with a question and answer session with our student ambassadors.

Press conference and newswriting workshop

There's a huge story breaking - and you're invited to the press conference. Join former journalist and award-winning journalism lecturer Lisa Bradley as she teaches you how to ask the right questions, find the best angle and write engaging news copy.

By the end of this session, you'll be on your way to becoming an ace reporter.

Our student ambassadors will also be joining this session, so you'll have the chance to ask any burning questions about life at university and what it's really like to be a trainee journalist at the University of Sheffield.

This session is suitable for students in years 12 and 13, particularly those with an interest in journalism, media, English literature/language, politics and sociology.


Please note that this is an approximate schedule and is therefore subject to change.

  • 4.15pm: Log in and get comfortable
  • 4.35pm: Introduction to the Department of Journalism
  • 4.50pm: Interactive session
  • 5.40pm: Question and answer session with student ambassadors


Complete the form below to reserve a place on this subject taster session. Bookings will close one hour before the session starts.

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