27th June 2007




A talented University of Lincoln Journalism student with a keen interest in radio has beaten thousands to secure a place on a trip to Brussels to become part of the next generation of top European journalists.


Gina Davies was selected out of 2,500 applicants to take part in Youth Media Days which provides young journalists with an insight into the industry. Gina is one of 270 18-30 year olds who will be taking part in debates, discussions and workshops in Brussels from 27th-30th June.


Young journalists from 27 European countries will be in European Parliament working with professional journalists, politicians and experts to produce TV, radio and magazines. Gina will be taking part in the radio workshops.


Gina, from Scunthorpe, is the only person chosen from the East Midlands with the majority of UK places awarded to people from London. She will join 14 other young journalists from the UK.


“When I heard about Youth Media Days I felt it was an opportunity not to be missed. I’ve always been interested in politics but it can be considered slightly wobbly ground in what I do, but this has given me a valid excuse to enjoy politics within journalism,” she said.


“To be working inside the European Parliament will be an amazing privilege, although most of all I am looking forward to showcasing the Midlands accent in the heart of Europe.”


For more information visit www.youthmediadays.eu


For more information contact:

Sophie Gayler Communications Officer (Press and Media)

(01522) 886042 sgayler@lincoln.ac.uk

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