On Monday 8th December 2014 Y13 and Y14 Media Studies students attended a talk by Paul Clarkson, a former pupil of the College and now Editor of the Irish Sun. The event was run by News Academy, an organisation designed to help young people who are interested in careers in journalism. Jamie Dorman and Nathan Wafflart (pictured) also attended the News Academy Belfast Conference at Hazelwood College on 27th November, and had the opportunity to talk to a number of experienced journalists about their careers and how to get started in the profession. Nathan is also hoping to get work experience next June at the Sun’s Dublin offices.
Both events were extremely valuable for the students involved – many thanks to News Academy!