I am occasionally invited to lead media sessions with both young people and adults, usually with little or no experience of journalism.
Sub-editor, Africa Utopia Fashion Journalism course, Southbank Centre
I acted as sub-editor on the Southbank centre’s inaugural fashion journalism course in September 2016, working with trainees to ensure their work was ready on deadline and discussing any edits/changes with them. I was present on the final day, when we wrapped up production on the resulting magazine, Dual.
Co-workshop leader, Word On The Street, Poached Creative/The Pavement Magazine
As deputy editor of The Pavement, a free magazine for homeless people in London and Scotland, I helped facilitate workshops and writing sessions as part of our outreach journalism programme. Entitled Word On The Street, we worked with Poached Creative to run a four-week introduction to journalism course for would-be journalists with experience of homelessness. The writers’ work was published in The Pavement, and some workshop participants have gone onto become regular writers for the magazine and other publications. A write up on the workshop by journalist Veronique Mistiaen on The Right Human.
Media Day guest teacher, King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys, Birmingham
I was invited to be a guest teacher at a media day for high school students at King Edward VI Camp Hill School. I led a group of about 20 students in a day-long session, focusing on online media, which included assigning roles, giving tips on interviewing, managing students coming and going, assisting with the production of an online newspaper/blog, and steering the students through to completion. At the end of the day I participated in a Q&A session.
Media Day guest teacher, Lampton School, London
I assisted at a special two-day media course held at Lampton School in Hounslow, West London, in July 2015. This involved supervising and assisting students in a dedicated ‘media truck’ to produce a special-edition school newspaper.