BBC Masterclasses at Worcester
Friday, 18 March 2011
Students studying Journalism at the University of Worcester enjoyed a series of masterclasses in television reporting from a well-known face from BBC Midlands Today.
Giles Latcham, who is a presenter and reporter on the regional news programme, gave a series of lectures to students from each year group.
He drew on his own experience as he talked about developing stories for broadcast and expanding bulletin pieces into longer programme items.
“I’m delighted to be involved with the Journalism students at Worcester,” commented Giles. “There’s no substitute for practical experience in our line of work, so if I can help the journalists of the future by sharing some of what I’ve learned over the years, then that’s great.”
Rachel Ammonds, lecturer in journalism at Worcester, said: “It’s important for students to speak to and learn from a professional like Giles, who is reporting on air on a daily basis. It gives them a real sense of what being a broadcast journalist is really like, and what they could do in the future.”