BBC editor encourages Harlow College journalism students to pursue their ambitions

By Lloyd F M Evans / 22nd April 2021 / 0 Comments
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NCTJ STUDENTS have received a ‘virtual’ visit from BBC’s Nikki O’Donnell. Nikki, who currently works on the BBC’s editorial policy team, was until recently an editor for BBC Look East. She has been with the BBC for 14 years.   This week (April 21) Nikki joined the journalism students on their morning lesson via Zoom. This…

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Robert Halfon confirms new hospital for Harlow

By Adriana Kussova / 6th November 2020 / 0 Comments
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HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon, has been insistently campaigning for Harlow to be granted a new hospital for five years – having five separate debates in Parliament over this issue. On Friday [23rd October], Robert Halfon visited Harlow College, speaking to journalism students about various topics – including his efforts regarding campaigning for a new hospital.…

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Investigative journalist discloses his formula for success

By Callum Wells / 2nd November 2020 / 0 Comments
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JOURNALISM was never a career that Daniel Brett actively pursued in his youth. After gaining a politics degree from Queen Mary College, he went to the School of Oriental African Studies with the hope of acquiring a job in international development and to work for an organisation such as Oxfam. However, after struggling to find…

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Eighteen-year old fiction lover aspires towards journalism

By Adriana Kussova / 16th October 2020 / 0 Comments
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EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD Adriana Kussova from Harlow has been fascinated with language and its fluidity ever since she emigrated to England. Originally from the Czech Republic, she found her passion for writing upon learning to speak English. She quickly became enamoured by the emotiveness of the English language – which was contrary to the monotony and complexity of her own.…

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Trainee journalist tackles terrorist attack during work experience

By Lloyd F M Evans / 9th October 2020 / 0 Comments
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AN ESSEX teenager on work experience during the London Bridge terror attack tackles the chaos of a local news room. Callum Wells, from Upminster, had been shadowing the team from the Time 107.5 FM in Romford when the attack took place on London Bridge. He witnessed journalists reporting on the tragic event, and file stories…

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Essex Senior League junior reporter embraces the digital age

By Joshua Candler-Jones / 9th October 2020 / 0 Comments

AS JOURNALISM moves steadily into the digital age, today’s budding young reporters are abandoning print in preference of social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. One such example is Matt North who has amassed more than 500 followers on Twitter through his detailed write-ups on local football matches for the Essex Senior League (ESL) as well as being part of the media team for the…

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Harlow’s Manchester United supporter dreams of becoming the next football commentator

By Skye Stewart / 9th October 2020 / 0 Comments
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HARLOW College’s Kian John Foster has a big dream of becoming a football commentator. Commentators typically plan and take direction from the on-site producers at the event and research the clubs and their players thoroughly. Kian immerses himself in various sources of media such as  transfermarket, YouTube, BBC sports and twitter. This allows him to…

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Student Lucia passionate about documentary film-making

By Matt North / 9th October 2020 / 0 Comments
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HAVING had a passion for documentary filmmaking since a young age, Lucia Banks, from Cheshunt, hopes to become a documentary maker for the BBC. Speaking with Lucia, she said; “I believe that everyone has a story to tell and I am always fascinated to find out what it is.” Following her recent film studies course, she…

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NCTJ student Clare to become a TV presenter?

By Daniel Luker / 9th October 2020 / 0 Comments
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CLARE  has been fascinated by social media, online and television throughout her life and this has led to a desire to work in TV and presenting. Having always been a curious soul, Clare has a talent  for creative writing and deep questioning. Clare’s route to journalism was different to most people’s. She said: “Journalism was…

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NCTJ student Daniel Luker is passionate about a career in sports journalism

By Clare Eggenton / 9th October 2020 / 0 Comments
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DANIEL Luker is passionate about both sport and the media – he has decided to combine the two in a career in sports journalism, with the two focuses being football and basketball such as writing reports on games and transfer rumours. He also likes the idea of editing magazines, as he can write more fun…

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Political journalist, Joshua, joins the team

By Callum Wells / 9th October 2020 / 0 Comments
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EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD Joshua Candler-Jones from London always wanted to be an actor – until he discovered the thrill of working behind the camera. Now he has embarked on a career as a journalist and is studying for a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) at Harlow College. His foremost interest is…

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Ex-professional diver trains to become journalist

By Lucia Banks / 9th October 2020 / 0 Comments

  A YOUNG sporting professional ditches her diving to become an investigative journalist. Skye Stewart, from Greater London, has been diving professionally since the age of seven, after being scouted at a school swimming lesson. She was offered a scholarship to train at Crystal Palace, and during her prime, competed alongside sporting legend Tom Daley.…

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Youth Mayor talks about goals, life and achievements.

By Kian Foster / 8th October 2020 / 0 Comments

HARLOW College journalism student Lloyd Evans is a part of Broxbourne’s Youth Council, and serves as the current Youth Mayor. I spoke to Lloyd about his goals and ambitions. Lloyd has appeared multiple times on the BBC doing interviews. He has also done work in sixth form which has led to conducting interviews with businesses…

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Beatings, 11plus, exam stress – A century of School Culture investigated

By Elana Xerri / 22nd August 2020 / 0 Comments

HAVE you ever wondered what the education system was like 100 years ago compared to now? I decided to find out and this video gives an insight into school life then and now. I interviewed 98-year-old Doris and 17-year-old Callum to discover what their school lives were like. I then compared the two, to show…

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Harlow crime rates carry on rising according to statistics

By Chloe Walpole / 7th March 2020 / 0 Comments
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HARLOW, which is situated in Essex and sits snug between Hertfordshire and London, is a reasonably new town that provides housing, restaurants, shopping and its fair share of crime. Despite there being an active police station in the centre of Harlow there were still 630 street level crime incidents that occurred in February 2020, according…

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