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'Breaking Into Media' Event Held at University

Released: 04.11.15

Hundreds of students heard from experts across journalism, documentary, photography and film about how to get ahead in the media industry.

The inspiring annual ‘Breaking into Media’ event was organised by The Media Innovation Network and supported by partners at Plymouth University and Falmouth University. It was hosted by the University of St Mark & St John on 4 November 2015.

Adrian Emerson, chair of the Media Innovation Network and interim Dean of the Faculty of Culture & Language Sciences at the University of St Mark & St John, said: “We are delighted to be hosting this event for the first time. It is a unique opportunity to network for the students and testament to the increasing strength of the Media Innovation Network's partnerships.”

The event was a chance for media students to get advice from industry professionals about how to get that all-important first break in the competitive media world, and to celebrate real achievement through the Royal Television Society’s Student Television Awards.

There was a keynote from Caius Julyan, an experienced filmmaker and producer and a screening from Chris Morris, documentary filmmaker. Chris has just made a doc-drama film for BBC Three called ‘Fog of Sex’ - about students who fund their Higher Education study by working in the UK sex industry.

The panel of experts included: Simon Walton – Silverstream; Sam Smith - BBC South West; Grace Kitto – Denhams; Greg Lander Williams - Twofour; Gavin Jones – Elixel. Richard Lappas –Photo Journalist, featured on the panel and there was a an exhibition of his work in the venue, the Desmond Tutu Theatre.

Find out more about studying Journalism at the University of St Mark & St John.

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