How important is accreditation when choosing a journalism course?


Are editors looking for new hires from specific accredited courses or does a young journalist's portfolio now come first?

Accreditation is meant to ensure journalism and media graduates are trained to a certain standard, but it can be difficult to keep courses up to date in this fast-changing media landscape.

This week's guests are:

  • Dr Lily Canter, journalist and lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Loraine Davies, director of careers, Professional Publishers Association
  • Jon Godel, chief executive, Broadcast Journalism Training Council

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One year on from James Foley's murder: Are conflict reporters any safer?

The brutal murder of freelance journalists in Syria last summer shocked the world. So are journalists any safer now, and what should reporters and news organisations be doing to ensure their safety in conflict zones?


Crowdsourced stories: Giving the audience what they want

Stories are crafted with people in mind, but what if they could be involved in the reporting process from the beginning?

Are comics breaking into the mainstream for journalism?

The practice of telling stories through pictures has been around for centuries, but what can comics do for modern journalism?

Posted by Alastair Reid on 07/08/15

BBC and hyperlocals: A winning collaboration?

Take an insider look into the BBC's proposals for hyperlocals, and what the ideal relationship between the broadcaster and community journalists could look like

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 31/07/15

Communities, eyewitness media and virtual reality: Highlights from news:rewired

These are just some of the themes covered at last week's news:rewired conference, where journalists and delegates discussed the current state of the industry

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 24/07/15

What makes a 21st century radio journalist?

The days are gone where everyone lived by the news on the wireless, but has the radio really changed that much?

Posted by Alastair Reid on 10/07/15

When should Pinterest be part of your social media strategy?

This podcast takes a look at some of the opportunities and challenges for publishers on the platform, from new storytelling styles to using Pinterest as a shop window for longform pieces

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 03/07/15

How publishers can tap into global audiences

In this week's podcast, we look at how a digital-only outlet and an established broadcaster are adapting their content to reach people across the world and the challenges that come with it

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 26/06/15

Eureka! Why news labs are now an irreplaceable cog in the media machine

The latest podcast talks over how news organisations and individual journalists can get involved with the growing trend for news labs and digital innovation around the world

Posted by Alastair Reid on 19/06/15

Pitching advice for student journalists

What are the key elements of a pitch and how can you pitch stories you have written as part of your course?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 12/06/15

'Context is king': How publishers are using cards to tell stories

Providing context to ongoing stories can be complicated for news organisations, so here is how AJ+ and FOLD are doing it

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 05/06/15

How to get started in television news

Experts from Sky News, the BBC and City University London share their advice

Posted by Alastair Reid on 29/05/15

News on the move: What do audiences want from mobile?

Getting mobile content right can be a challenge, so what formats are Bloomberg and the BBC looking at?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 22/05/15

Getting personal: Push alerts in news

Push notifications are the most direct way to reach an audience, but what's the best way to do it? The latest podcast addresses the issues in the context of apps, WhatsApp and smartwatches

Posted by Alastair Reid on 15/05/15

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