Experienced broadsheet journalist set to inspire students

By Jonnel Benjamin

The assistant editor of the oldest Sunday newspaper in the world will be an “inspiration” to trainee journalists attending Leeds Trinity University’s Journalism Week.

Julian Coman is the Observer’s assistant editor for national and international news. He was formerly
Paris and then Washington correspondent for The Sunday Telegraph and home news editor for the
Independent.

The Observer has over 120,000 readers.

Catherine O’Connor, head of journalism at Leeds Trinity, said many students’ expectation after completing their
journalism course was to move into regional news, so having Mr Coman as a guest speaker would give an
give an insight into how you could progress your career from regional to national news.

Ms O’Connor said: “It’s about insight and it’s about inspiration. Students will connect with speakers
in different ways, they will hear things about a story, about how to go about doing things or think
about their career path.”

Mr Coman is an experienced journalist, who has travelled all over the world to report on different
stories.

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