LIVE: Loose Women and Jeremy Kyle still need good journalists

By Alex Smith

Journalists need to celebrate the things which make them unique,  and be mindful of the prejudices they will face, says Emma Morris, acting editor of Loose Women.

She said: “I don’t look like a journalist. I’m blonde, I’m smiley, I’m from Burnley, I didn’t go to a posh school, my dad was a probation officer and my mum worked for the council so I couldn’t get work experience through them – they let me down!”

According to Emma, the greatest challenge young student journalists face is being labelled as part of the ‘snowflake generation.’ [Read more…]

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Former Trinity trainee Stephen Rigley to return after twenty years

Stephen Rigley News Editor, Sunday Express. Picture by Mark Kehoe 12/2/09

 

 

 

 

 

by David Mackie

Stephen Rigley, Leeds Trinity graduate and now acting deputy editor of the Sunday Express, will return to the university next week to talk to journalism trainees.

Stephen is a notable alumnus, being one of the very first cohort of Journalism post-graduates in 1996.

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Lee Rigby murder footage controversy tested ITV boss: UPDATED

Tim Singleton, director of newsgathering at ITV, speaking at Leeds Trinity's Journalism Week

Tim Singleton, director of newsgathering at ITV, speaking at Leeds Trinity’s Journalism Week

An ITV boss said his team were vindicated and justified in their coverage of the murder of Lee Rigby – the  fourth most complained about story last year.

Tim Singleton, director of newgathering at ITV, was speaking at Leeds Trinity’s Journalism Week, and broke down the ethical and legal process his team went through in getting the story out – in a matter of minutes. [Read more…]