A group of Multimedia Journalism students from the University of Northampton saw national television news in the making after winning a trip to ITN.
Five second-year undergraduates spent a day at the national news network’s London headquarters, where they toured the newsroom and watched the 6pm London news and 6.30pm ITN national news go out live.
Afterwards they visited the studio and chatted to presenter Mary Nightingale and ITN editor, Richard Frediani, who hosted the group.
The trip was the group’s reward after winning a weekly news quiz set by Kate Williams, Subject Leader in Journalism at the University.
Kate said: “The quiz is hotly contested as the students really value the prize. We are very grateful to Richard Frediani for facilitating the visit and showing them around.”
The students who made the trip were Ollie Conopo, Mohammed Farouk, Sean Atkinson, Jamie Wright and Jake Josling.
The University’s Multimedia Journalism course received accreditation from the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) earlier this year, confirming it is relevant and responsive to the demands of the broadcast industry.
The course combines multi-disciplinary training in radio, TV, newspaper, magazine and online journalism with academic study and aims to provide students with professional skills in journalism suited to a world where communication technologies play an increasingly central role.