We would like to introduce ourselves as we have been given the great honour of putting together the WHYS programme on the 25th February 2010. We are MA International Journalism students at University College Falmouth, in Cornwall, UK.
Our course covers all aspects of multi-media journalism: print, radio, online and TV. Every week we collaborate on producing international current affairs programmes for radio and TV. We rotate the roles, with an editor leading the team each week and others in the roles of reporters, presenters, producers and technicians. We also have an online news website.
We hope to bring the skills we have learnt to producing a great programme with you!
…As well as our enthusiasm and individual interests of course!
There’s 11 of us and everyone has their individual areas of expertise which they bring to the team.
Jason– he’s our oracle on everything political with a specialist interest in the European Union.
Zoe– she’s our arts and culture correspondent with a passion for film, on a mission to review 100 films!
Edward– he served 5 years in the US Army, including 15 months in Iraq, and hopes to soon be back on the front lines as a war correspondent.
Rosalie– with an extensive background working for NGOs, she is our in-house expert on everything to do with animal protection and the environment.
Andy– he’s our technical wizz with a passion for UGC.
Shalin– a future foreign correspondent.
Polly – like presenter Ros, she grew up in Cornwall, but never stays in one place for too long – next stop South Africa in 6 weeks time!
Sofia– she’s our cross-platform content creator.
Rosie– she’s the health professional amongst us, always keen to shout about issues of the humanitarian kind.
Stefanie– she’s a well-travelled journalist specialising in Spain and Latin American affairs, as well as music & dance!
Alex- a polyglot pocket-rocket who loves sport, travel and culture.