Student Media Summit: Ian Hislop, Jon Snow, Sue Turton and Nawal Al-Maghafi announced as speakers

Registration now open for the Amnesty International UK and NUS-hosted Student Media Summit 2018:

Amnesty International UK and NUS are pleased to announce broadcaster and Private Eye Editor Ian Hislop, Channel 4 News Presenter Jon Snow, Series Editor of Channel 4’s Unreported World Sue Turton, and BBC News Correspondent Nawal Al-Maghafi as key note speakers at this year’s Student Media Summit 2018.

Returning for its 11th year on Thursday 30 and Friday 31 August, the Student Media Summit offers workshops, talks and panel discussions with some of the UK’s top journalists, and is a must for any student with an aspiring career in journalism.  

This year’s programme offers workshops and talks hosted by UK journalists, including:

  • Jon Snow, Presenter, Channel 4 News
  • Polly Curtis, Editor-in-Chief, HuffPost UK
  • Ian Hislop, Editor of Private Eye magazine and ‘Have I Got News For You’ presenter
  • Jessica Winch, Foreign News Editor, The Daily Telegraph
  • Sue Turton, Series Editor, Unreported World
  • Paul Conroy, War photographer, The Sunday Times
  • Louisa Compton, Commissioning Editor, Channel 4’s Dispatches
  • Nawal Al-Maghafi, Correspondent, BBC News
  • Zing Tsjeng, UK Editor, VICE Broadly
  • Ronke Phillips, Senior News Correspondent, ITV News London
  • Nick Rotherham, Political Reporter, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat
  • Rachel Oldroyd, Editor, Bureau of Investigative Journalism
  • Nosheen Iqbal, The Guardian, G2, The Observer
  • Tina Moran, Press Association
  • Victoria Sanusi, Digital Culture Editor, The i
  • Tobi Oredein, Founder, Black Ballad
  • Kirstie Brewer, Broadcast Journalist, BBC Stories
  • Sean Stephens, Senior Field Producer, HBO's 'VICE News Tonight' 
  • Aamna Mohdin, Reporter, Quartz
  • Helen Lawson, Features Sub-Editor, The Times
  • Kat Lister, Freelance journalist
  • Simisola Jolaoso, Multimedia journalist
  • Rossalyn Warren, Feature and investigative freelance journalist
  • Asha Hussein, Social Media Producer, Evening Standard


Where: The Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA

When: Thursday 30 and Friday 31 August 2018

The two-day Summit will be an opportunity to hear from our high-profile keynote speakers and attend skills sessions on a variety of subjects, including interviewing, news writing, photography, and investigative journalism. There will be panel discussions on ‘Women in Media’, ‘Race and Diversity’ in media and ‘Journalists Under Threat’. Attendees will also have the chance to quiz representatives from The NUS during a special press briefing.

Delegates will benefit from a careers fair and stalls offering a chance to network with industry professionals from a variety of news outlets, further education institutions and traineeship schemes, including The Press Association, Sky News, The Guardian, Channel 4 Investigative Journalism, The Second Source, and City and Cardiff Universities.

There is a £5 registration fee to cover administration costs. All food and drink will also be provided over the two days.

Space is limited, book now to avoid disappointment:

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