Jacqueline Darkwa is an established writer and journalist covering science and health stories that intersect gender, race, sexuality and class. With a keen interest in social issues impacting the Black British community, her curiosity fuels every story she tells.
Month long internship working in the ITV newsroom. Involved in pitching for long-form series, researching current stories, souring case studies and interviews. Worked a lot with the Science and Health team covering a wide range of stories from smoking, drug-related deaths in Scotland and Gender Dysmorphia. Assisted teams with on-location shoots with camera and sound work, as well as location scouting.
Architect of artistic and editorial direction of media output on TV, in print, online and on radio. Running of three print and digital magazines throughout the academic year. Managing budgets, printing orders, advertising, circulation of print issues. Commissioner of print and online articles, radio programmes and online videos Contributing writer in all three print issues. Shortlisted for Student Publication Awards 2019: Best Specialist Publication and Best Overall Digital Media Co-managed a team of 20 student journalists and supporting staff. Responsible for recruiting and supporting team for next academic year cohort.
• Critically tackling the intersection of sex, gender, race, science and health • Sourcing under-reported stories of under-represented groups • Follow up package delivered with Sky News in May 2018 on skin bleaching practices in the UK • On-set production runner for gal-dem x Nike short promotional film campaign in 2018 • Impact of racism on smoking in young POCs: http://gal-dem.com/we-need-to-treat-racism-as-a-public-health-concern/ • Misconceptions of Female Viagra: http://gal-dem.com/female-viagra-misconceptions-about-female-sexuality/ • Skin Bleaching in Ethnic Communities: http://gal-dem.com/skin-bleaching-is-still-too-common/ • Porn and the Racial Pay Gap: http://gal-dem.com/porn-racial-pay-gap/
MSc Science Communication. •Theoretical and practical learning how to produce multimedia cross-disciplinary factual and fact-based content • Film production and short film content produced throughout master’s programme • Theories of media practices ranging from interviews to libel and media laws • Introductory experience on UK media ethics, and journalistic practices • Feature writing classes and seminars on news values • Developed, researched, shot and edited short documentary for Doc module.