Session 4 - Tomorrow’s Journalists – Today
What will be the key skills and professional values of the next generation of journalists?
Four presentations show how far and how fast the world of journalism is changing. First, three recent Cardiff graduates offer a guide to the future, showing that in their current work the profession is already re-inventing itself to meet the challenge of the digital revolution. In many ways, the future of journalism has already arrived in the work of this new generation of journalists.
And at a time when the safety of journalists has never been a more pressing problem, the Director of the International News Safety Institute unveils a new project, in partnership with Cardiff University, to help keep journalists safe in an increasingly dangerous world where journalism, as a profession, is taking too many casualties.
Hattie Brett graduated from the Postgraduate Diploma in magazine journalism in 2006 and joined Grazia magazine as features writer. In 2008 she was the launch editor of Grazia Daily website, for which she received a BSME nomination.
She is now Senior Editor working on special features within the magazine and developing Grazia’s multi-platform development, such as Augmented Reality and Grazia TV online.
Sally Rourke graduated from the Postgraduate Diploma in broadcast journalism in 2005 and joined ITV News.
She worked as a video journalist, reporter and presenter for ITV News Anglia and then moved to ITV News London, based at ITN, where she is a video journalist, correspondent and presenter for London Tonight.
Hannah Waldram graduated from the Postgraduate Diploma in newspaper journalism in 2009 and worked as a social reporter for Birmingham based Podnosh. Hannah founded a hyperlocal website and has previously blogged for Media Wales and the Birmingham Post as well as maintaining a personal blog on media, online journalism and technology.
Earlier this year she was appointed as Guardian Local’s Cardiff beat blogger.
Rodney Pinder is Director of the International News Safety Institute, an international organisation dedicated to making journalism safer through awareness and training.
He was an international correspondent and news executive for 35 years, covering conflicts from Northern Ireland through the Middle East and the Gulf to South Africa and a former global editor of Reuters Video News.
Eileen Gallagher OBE is Chief Executive, Shed Productions. After graduating from Cardiff University with a Postgraduate Diploma in journalism she worked in commercial television with STV, Granada, Tyne Tees and LWT where she became Managing Director.
In 1998 she founded Shed Media, now one of the UK's leading independent producers. From 1998 to 2008 she was Managing Director and then Chief Executive. As chair of the Independent Producers' Trade Association (PACT) for 2002 and 2003, she was at the forefront of the successful campaign to strengthen the position of the independent production sector in its dealings with broadcasters. In 2008 Eileen stood down as Chief Executive to return to a creative role as CEO of Shed Productions.