3rd December 2002

 

STUDENTS TO LEARN FROM WORLD SERVICE JOURNALIST

 

The man with editorial responsibility for the biggest radio newsroom in the world will be in Lincoln tomorrow (Wednesday) to pass on his expertise to Journalism students.

 

Tony Vale, assistant editor at the BBC World Service, will be assessing the work of  third-year students in one of the newsrooms at the University of Lincoln.

 

The students will be working on their own local and national news stories during the news day which forms part of the Journalism degree course.

 

“Bringing in a senior broadcast journalist adds an extra challenge to the assessment,” said Journalism lecturer Deborah Wilson.

 

“It’s good for the students to have to impress a professional editor, and from an academic point of view it’s a way of ensuring that the second marking of live events can be accomplished in line with university procedures.

 

“It’s a practice I piloted several years ago, but this is the first time I’ve brought in

such a high-ranking broadcast journalist for an assessment,” Deborah added.

 

Reporters and photographers are welcome to interview Mr Vale, who will be working with students in the newsroom on the ground floor of the Learning Resource Centre on the Brayford Pool campus between 10.30am and 12 noon.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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