Veteran journalist to fly the flag for freelance

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By Jon Cronshaw

Veteran journalist, Martin Kelner, will be speaking at Leeds Trinity University on February 26 as part of the fifth annual Journalism Week.

Mr Kelner has been a journalist for more than 30 years and has written for a range of top quality publications including the Independent, the Observer, the Mail On Sunday, the Daily Telegraph, and several magazines including GQ, Later, Men’s Health, and Public Servant. He will be delivering a one hour talk about journalism, followed by questions and answers.

Journalism Week is an opportunity for students to get first-hand advice from experienced professionals.

Journalism trainee Ed Watson, 21, said: “I’m quite interested in seeing Martin Kelner. I’m quite interested in freelance stuff, and he’s freelance, so hopefully I’ll be able to get some tips on how to go about becoming a freelance journalist.”

Students at the university are anticipating talks from a wide range of journalism professionals.  Speakers include ITV news anchor Mark Austin, and Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling.

Journalism trainee Shaun Moloney, 25, said: “I’m really looking forward to Journalism Week – it’s hotly anticipated.  I can’t wait!”

English and media student Elliott Maloby, 18, said: “I’m really looking to seeing Jeff Stelling from Sky Sports on Monday – it’s going to be a good experience, I can’t wait to hear what he’s got to say.”

Lisa Bradley, senior lecturer in print and online journalism, 35, said: “Journalism Week is one of the highlights of the university year.”

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