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BBC trip for news breakers

26 February 2013

Rachel Atkinson

Broadcast journalists pick up tips from expert TV presenters

A group of aspiring news broadcasters have enjoyed a behind-the-scenes trip to the BBC.

Broadcast journalists from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) were invited to Manchester last week to watch the transmission of BBC North West Tonight at Media City.

The postgraduates were given a tour of the news operation by BBC Newsgathering Editor Jim Clarke. They watched the 6.00pm regional headlines go out live from the studio and then moved into the TV gallery to view the whole programme being produced and directed live.

“It was a great opportunity for the students to witness a fast paced, live news programme”

After the programme finished the presenters, Annabel Tiffin and Roger Johnson, showed the group around the studio and gave them some presentation and career tips.  

Caroline Hawtin, MA/PGDip Broadcast Journalism Course Leader, said: “It was a great opportunity for the students to witness a fast paced, live news programme go out on air and to get some advice from those in front of and behind the cameras.”