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'Real' News Day | LJMU and BBC event

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Redmonds Building, Brownlow Hill, L3 5UG view map & directions

9.45am - 3.00pm

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The Outreach Team are hosting a careers in the media and creative industries event on 20 June 2019 that may be of interest.

The BBC ‘Real News’ workshop is in huge demand among schools and colleges nationwide, during which participants will learn vital digital literacy skills that will help them navigate news and disinformation. This opportunity will be of interest not only for potential journalism students, but also for anyone with an interest in: news, current affairs, and the wider media industry. 

The event will be co-hosted by BBC Young Reporter and LJMU and will offer a chance for young people to develop critical thinking and digital literacy; think about the news and its role in society; try out some journalistic techniques and talk to media industry experts about their careers.

Due to high demand for this event, places are limited to 12 per school or college, which may be a mixture of students and teachers. To book your place for this event use the 'Register'  button and complete the short registration form.

Audience: Sixth Formers / Age 16+ and teachers.

Participants will get the chance to:

  • Take part in interactive ‘Real News’ workshop with specialist BBC trainers, learning vital news literacy skills such as checking facts and sources, and filtering out fake news and false information
  • Develop some of their own ideas and original journalism during interactive workshops, when they will also get a chance to learn skills such as filming news with a smart phone or writing for websites
  • Learn about what it takes to get a career in the media and get the chance to quiz journalists from the BBC and other news outlets about how they got their break
  • Take a tour of LJMU’s newsrooms, TV studio and radio production facilities