Cardiff Diploma graduate revealed as new 'beatblogger' for The Guardian
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Hannah Waldram and Dan Fisher (South Wales Evening Post) discussing the layout of 'Hwyl' during their diploma training
Hannah Waldram, a graduate of last year’s Diploma in Journalism, has been appointed to a new ‘beatblogger’ position at The Guardian as part of its Guardian Local initiative.
The initiative is a small-scale community approach to local newsgathering, and will focus on the cities of Edinburgh, Cardiff and Leeds.
Local launch editor Sarah Hartley revealed the names of three journalists to take on the new roles with Hannah allocated Cardiff as her beat, a city she came to know well during her postgraduate newspaper training.
Hannah joins the long list of Cardiff Journalism postgraduates who benefit from the quality and relevance of the Diploma training when finding a job after their course has finished.
Almost every year Cardiff students achieve a 100% employment record, despite the recession, nearly all 2008/09 graduates have found jobs with good employers as the next stage of their careers.
Diploma Online Tutor Glyn Mottershead said "I’m delighted that Hannah has got this job. It’s a tribute to her and the hard work she put in both on the course and with the hyper-local news site she established.
"Cardiff’s employment record is consistently strong, even during the last couple of years our postgraduates have succeeded in finding good positions. Having Cardiff on your CV goes a long way when finding your first job."
The Local blogs will be launched during the first half of this year.
Beatbloggers recruited for Guardian Local project - The Guardian
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