EIGHT Harlow College students are hoping to become the new face of the media in the next decade.
They have joined the one year National Council for the Training of Journalists Diploma course and aim to make ‘fake news’ a thing of the past and ensure that ethical journalism is at the forefront of reporting in Britain today.
Over the next year they will be studying reporting skills, interview technique, shorthand, public affairs, law, court reporting and production journalism. They will become adept at writing stories for print and online and illustrating them with lively videos and photographs. They will meet visiting speakers, who have successful careers in the industry and will also get a chance to do work experience.
At the end of the academic year they all hope to have gained the Gold Standard in every subject and be set for successful careers in a variety of fields within the media.
You can read more about each student in the articles under the Harrier ‘News’ heading.
Meanwhile, anyone interested in finding out more about the course and about becoming a journalist should contact head of journalism Lewis Heritage on 01279 868056.
Our photograph shows the students with journalism tutor Pam Jenner front right