Events

The Geddes Trust is host a talk, panel discussion and networking event for students interested in journalism.

 

Where: St Edmund Hall
When: Sunday 31st January (Sunday of third week) at 5pm

How do I sign up? Email gillian.powell@seh.ox.ac.uk. Places are VERY LIMITED so email soon.

 

The format of the evening is as follows:

Getting into journalism panel
Former winners of The Geddes Prizes now working at The Daily Telegraph, The Independent and for The New York Times will give their advice on how to break down the barriers to getting into journalism. This portion of the evening will be chaired by ITV reporter Peter Cardwell, another former Geddes Prize winner. We will also hear from Geddes Trustee Helen Lewis, who is Deputy Editor of The New Statesman.

How Not To Get Sued, with Charlotte Harris
One of the major obstacles young journalists face is a lack of knowledge and experience of journalistic law.  Charlotte Harris, one of the leading libel solicitors in the country and a partner at Kingsley Napley will give a workshop on how not to get sued and dealing with sources. Charlotte’s client base includes MPs, celebrities, PR experts, sports agents, sports people and other individuals subject to media attention. The Geddes Trust is honoured to host her in Oxford.

Schmoozing and boozing
In the greatest traditions of journalistic events, there will be free wine and nibbles. Schmooze with the Geddes Trustees and former winners from Oxford and from the last few years now working in London for tips on entering this year's prizes, getting into journalism and the best ways to network your way to a job in journalism.

This is an event not to be missed, but places are VERY LIMITED, so email gillian.powell@seh.ox.ac.uk to reserve your place as soon as possible. First come, first served. You do not have to be involved with student journalism to take part.
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