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Visit by journalist Ben Ando

BBC Breakfast correspondent, Ben Ando, visited Sociology and Media Studies students to inspire ‘would-be’ journalists.

Ben’s career has taken him all around the world, and he has worked in radio and at ITN, including Channel Five news. His anecdotes of reporting on major news stories such as September 11th, the 7/7 bombing, and the Kosovo war were fascinating . Students were eager to learn about the laws which journalists have to adhere to and the effect that new media is having on traditional news institutions. He also explained to students how they could get into the profession and the skills needed to make it in the industry.