Multimedia Sports Journalism BA Welcome Pack

Welcome to Multimedia Sports Journalism BA 2022.

First, we are going to settle you all in and make sure that you are clear about your timetable and what you have to do! We are going to spend time getting to know you – as you will spend time getting to know both us and your fellow students.

And we’re going to get stuck in right away. You’re going to be learning what journalism is all about, how to find news stories, how to interview people and how to write stories. You will be learning how to do that for online, for radio and for television. You’ll also be learning about the law, the ethics and the important structures of power we report on.

You will be doing three modules each semester. Typically, you can expect to have classes three days a week, but you will need to spend a further two days a week preparing, studying and practising your skills. One of these classes will last all day – on a Friday.

Term starts on Monday 26 September but we will have an early online session before on Thursday 1 September.

Adrian’s contact details are below so if you have any early questions to ask, don’t hesitate to drop him a line or send him a text. You can also contact Jefferson Lake by email: jefferson.lake@northampton.ac.uk 

Your Programme Leader

Adrian Warner, Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Media

Adrian Warner

Senior Lecturer in Journalism & Media
adrian.warner@northampton.ac.uk

 

Welcome and Induction Session

To welcome you to the University, we would like to invite you to join other new BA Multimedia Sports Journalism students to join our online welcome and induction session before the start of term:

Equipment

As well as a laptop, bring a hard drive and memory stick to enable you to back up your work.

Enhancing skills, building networks and engaging in the wider University community

We have our own community radio station NLive Radio.

Journalism students provide the news for NLive, both on air and online, and volunteer as reporters, producers and presenters. Come and talk to our station manager Martin Steers and get involved.

The Students’ Union also has a host of societies and sports for you to join – there is something for everyone!

We are also going to have a reporting team for the football World Cup in November and December which involves all three years. The team will produce a live blog and a nightly radio show for NLive, so you can join that too.​

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