BBC Look North journalist’s tips for the top at Leeds Trinity event

By Gayathri Kanagasundaram

Sarah Goldthorpe BBC Look North

Sarah Goldthorpe

BBC Look North’s assistant editor is to reveal her secrets about making the jump from print to television journalism.

Sarah Goldthorpe will be at Leeds Trinity University next Wednesday as part of Journalism Week.

Sarah said: “I’m really relishing the prospect of talking about the industry which is something I never had when I was studying the subject.”

She started out as a print journalist before landing her job at ITV Yorkshire’s regional news programme Calendar in 2000, which led her onto many TV jobs including two years at BBC Breakfast.

However, she claims there is now more than one path to making it to the top.

“Times have changed and technology has moved on so fast. There are many possibilities now and while my way worked, it is not the only way,” said said.

She will joining a whole host of guests including The Last Leg’s Alex Brooker and BBC Sport presenter Gabby Logan.

Her talk will also cover how students can cope with what she calls ‘an exciting journey’ to getting a job.

“I want to take away any trepidation or any fear that people will have about going in the business. We all think journalism is this scary monster and we just don’t know what to do to make a successful career out of it, and I am hoping in some way to smooth the path,” she said.

Sarah will also give advice on local newsgathering.

Sarah’s former colleague, journalism lecturer Lindsay Eastwood, said students will be able to learn a lot from her talk…


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