I am a confident, energetic Music Journalist. I have recently graduated from the University of Huddersfield in my chosen field of Music Journalism with a First Class Honours. I have a practical experience in the styles and techniques of journalistic writing, from the printed page to online digital articles, video journalism and reporting for multiplatform new media. I love to travel and have spent a gap year volunteering in Africa allowing me to make a real difference improving lives of rural communities .
BBC Radio York (News) - June 2015 (Work Experience) • Supported news correspondents to conduct interviews • Completely responsible for editing vox pops to express a variety of viewpoints played as one of the main stories on the Georgey Spanswick at Breakfast show and the news bulletins the next morning. (I was complemented on my editing by my supervisors.) • Researching stories for next morning’s breakfast show • Contacting potential guests for the breakfast show including a Stroke charity and a Charity formed on the back of the Jimmy Savile case
NE1fm 102.5 is Newcastle upon Tyne’s first full time community radio station broadcasting 365 days a year. Following series of successful radio shows I was approached by Gravity North East. I both produced and presented a weekly show containing popular music content with topical features. My aim was to produce packages with the people of Newcastle to share their stories and opinions and create a community feel. • New weekly packages with real stories • Dealing with ‘Breaking News Stories’ live on air • Managing and responding to Social Media interactions whilst live on air • Co-presented and produced a Sunday afternoon show • Solo production and presentation of weekday show • Trained others to use Studio equipment (this was bespoke to NE1fm and Gravity) • Live studio interviews and debates
Awarded by the Journalism and Media Department.