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First wave of speakers for NUS & Amnesty Student Media Summit 2017!

Wednesday 10-05-2017 - 11:50

We’re delighted to announce the first names appearing at our flagship event for the UKs top student journalists and reporters this August.

Returning for its milestone tenth year on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 August, Student Media Summit 2017 is the premier gathering for students aspiring to careers in the media industry.

The special two-day summit is hosted by NUS and Amnesty International and is designed to help students improve their skills, prepare them for their next steps in journalism and offer some excellent networking opportunities with professionals from across the industry. It will also provide a unique opportunity to get some fresh and exclusive content.


Who’ll be at Student Media Summit 2017?


The first wave of speakers for this year’s event include:

  • Jessica Winch, foreign editor, Telegraph
  • Shaunagh Connaire, presenter, Unreported World
  • Siobhan Sinnerton, commissioning editor, Channel 4
  • Ben Bryant, reporter, Vice News
  • Zing Tsjeng, UK editor, Broadly
  • Anna Doble, digital editor, BBC Radio 1
  • Emily Dugan, senior reporter, Buzzfeed
  • Jessica Elgot, political reporter, Guardian
  • Eve Hartley, multimedia editor, Huffington Post
  • Sharon Lougher, deputy features editor, Metro
  • Claire Rutter, entertainment editor, Metro
  • Tarah Welsh, reporter, BBC
  • Lucy Siegle, ethical columnist, Guardian
  • Helen Lawson, features sub-editor, The Times
  • Zoe Beaty, deputy news and content editor, The Pool
  • Adrian Seal, Press Association


More speakers – plus our high profile keynote speakers – will also be announced soon!

There will also be stalls promoting trainee schemes with Channel 4’s Investigative Unit, the Guardian, the Press Association and much more, including;

  • Skills sessions on interviewing, news writing, how to get editors to notice you, photography, and investigative journalism
  • Question and answer sessions with leading national journalists in vlogging, ethical journalism, entertainment and foreign reporting



Book your place for free today!


Student Media Summit willtake place at the Human Rights Action Centre in London, the headquarters of Amnesty International UK on Tuesday 29 August (12-7pm) and Wednesday 30 August (9.30am-5pm).

Attendance is free but there is a £5 registration fee to cover administration costs. All food and drink will be provided over the two days.

Due to popular demand, you will need to register online in advance.

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