Journalism Graduates Contribute to News Day Session

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University of the West of Scotland (UWS) journalism students were joined recently by alumni to introduce them to the real world of deadline driven news and features.

Jack Ewing BA (Hons) Journalism 2020 & Eszter Tarnai BA (Hons) Journalism 2020

Graduates Jack Ewing of BBC Scotland and Eszter Tarnai, a Reporter at the Glasgow Evening Times, joined BA Journalism/BA Sports Journalism students at the University’s Ayr Campus for a News Day session.

Jack said: “It’s great to be back. The skills I learned on the course were so easily transferable to my present job. The course also helped me enormously to sharpen and hone my news sense and newsgathering techniques so I’m delighted to come back to UWS Journalism and help students do the same.

Dr Ken Pratt Lecturer in Journalism said: “From our students first day at UWS we consider it to be their first day in industry. Eszter and Jack helped us to simulate an industry standard newsroom environment and the process we go through to gather and write material to deadline. This, combined with expert guidance from lecturers whose own mainstream national journalism folios are bang up-to-date, is why our BA Journalism course is the best in Scotland.

Jack is an apprentice at the BBC as part of their advanced journalism apprenticeship scheme and Eszter is a community reporter at the Glasgow Evening Times, covering a range of topics, including breaking news, community and crime with a special focus on the North of the city.

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