Contributing to Society - Learning from The Experience of Former Trinity Students

Building a Career in Journalism and the Role of Journalism in Public Life

Wednesday, 18 November 2020 on Zoom 


The event will commence at 5.30 pm with an introduction from Dr Stephen Fisher, Fellow and Tutor in Political Sociology, followed by shared career experience and advice from:

Tim Wigmore, ( History & Politics, 2009) A sports journalist and author for The Daily Telegraph, Tim has also written for publications including The Economist, FiveThirtyEight, ESPNCricinfo, The New York Times and The New Statesman, covering both sport on the field and the business and politics of sports. Tim recently published a new book called The Best: How Elite Athletes are Made

Adrian Michaels, (PPE, 1987)  is a national and international newspaper journalist. He is in his seventh year running a company called FirstWord Media, which writes business features for company websites and their social media.

Neil Hallows, (History, 1990) is the editor of a monthly magazine, ‘The Doctor‘, which has a circulation of 107,000.  It covers politics, and deals with some of the major  issues doctors face in their working lives. Neil is also a blog writer.

Professor Damian Radcliffe, (History, 1995) holds the Chambers Chair at the School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC); he is also a Fellow of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, an Honorary Research Fellow at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture Studies, and a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

Charlotte Laing, (PPE, 1999) is the Editorial Director at The Content Emporium. She has been a journalist for over 15 years. The editorial-style content of  the Westgate Shopping Centre in Oxford is one of Charlotte's and her team's creation.

Mehreen Khan (History & Politics, 2008) has been the Brussels correspondent for the Financial Times since 2017. She covers the EU institutions, Brexit, and European political economy, and writes a daily newsletter called the Brussels Briefing. Mehreen joined the FT as a markets and economics reporter in 2016. Before that, she joined The Daily Telegraph as a trainee journalist, covering sport and economics.

Mohamed Madi, (PPE, 2006) - is an international journalist and filmmaker for BBC News.  He has spent a decade reporting from hotspots like Libya, Venezuela and Lebanon, and most recently directed the documentary In The Line of Fire about last year's attack on a fundamentalist Mormon community in Mexico.


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Wednesday 18 November
17:30 - 19:00
Building a Career in Journalism and The Role of Journalism in Public Life
This event is free of charge
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