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Geddes Journalism Masterclass 2018

Date & time: 
Sunday, 21 January 2018 - 6:00pm
St Edmund Hall

Places are *extremely limited* for this event, so please sign up via principals.pa@seh.ox.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Hour One: Building your career with podcasts, Caroline Crampton, New Statesman
Hour Two: Getting into broadcast journalism, Tom Rayner, Sky News
Hour Three: Schmooze with the speakers over drinks 

Once you get your foot in the door of journalism, how do you stay there and thrive? Caroline Crampton, head of podcasts at the New Statesman, will talk about the ways in which you have to change and adapt to new formats and technologies as you go along, and in particular how podcasts can serve as a way for young people with lots of ideas and skills to build their own audience.

In the second hour, Sky News political correspondent and former Editor of The Oxford Student Tom Rayner will talk about his life and career, as well as getting into broadcast journalism.

About the Speakers

Caroline Crampton is head of podcasts at the New Statesman, having previously been an assistant editor and the web editor at the weekly magazine. In addition, she has written for publications including the Guardian, the New York Times and the London Review of Books, and appears as a broadcaster on BBC Radio 4 and Sky News. Her first book, a work of non-fiction about the natural world, will be published by Granta in Spring 2019.

Tom Rayner joined Sky News in 2007 and has since reported on major stories right across the world, from Antarctica to Afghanistan. His first role at Sky was specialist Home Affairs producer, focusing on terrorism and policing in the UK. As the Arab uprisings of 2011 spread from Tunisia, to Egypt, Libya and Syria, Tom worked as a field producer on some of Sky’s award-winning coverage from the region. In 2012 he became Middle East News Editor based in Jerusalem. In 2014 he took up the role of Middle East Reporter, with one of his first assignments being the 50-day Gaza War. In early 2016 Tom launched a new foreign bureau for Sky News in Bangkok, becoming South East Asia Correspondent. In summer 2017 he returned to the UK as Political Correspondent, based in Westminster. Tom attended Wadham College, Oxford between 2003 and 2006, studying Modern History and editing The Oxford Student.  He then received a postgraduate diploma in Television Journalism from City University in London.