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Working in the Media: An Insider's Guide for Politics Students
Thu 15 December 2016, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT
Might your degree get you a job in the media? Come and find out while networking with colleagues and alumni on Thursday 15 December at 6.30pm.
The session will be led by Pete Norman, a friend of the department who has 24 years’ experience as a journalist and editor in both print and broadcast media. He is currently European news editor for Bloomberg.com.
Pete worked initially as a freelance journalist before joining Time Inc. for 12 years, then Sky News for six years. He has reported from more than 25 countries, covering breaking news, conflict and human interest subjects. He then completed our MSc in International Security and Global Governance in 2010. In 2015 he was the Department’s ‘Writer in Residence’, researching digital politics and non-mainstream media platforms.
Pete will examine how studying politics can be used to boost your employment opportunities. Is it still possible to get jobs in the media? How has the rise of web-based media changed the work of journalists and others who make their living from writing, editing and broadcasting?
This will be followed by Q&A, allowing a discussion of careers opportunities more broadly with Pete as well current Politics students, colleagues and alumni. As it is the end of term, there may even be drinks...