JMU Journalism at work
08 November 2011
JMU Journalism Liverpool Life is produced by students from Liverpool Screen School. Here is a selection of their recent success stories and high profile interviews.
Top film director drops in to advise first year Screen School Students on the art of filmmaking
First year Film Studies students recently welcomed the Director of the new Liverpool Football Club movie to the Liverpool Screen School.
Speaking to JMU Journalism during her visit, award-winning director Ellen Perry said it was because of Merseyside and the history of the city that she wanted to do the film. She said: "Liverpool has this magic, you probably don't see it living here, but from an outsider looking in, it's a beautiful part of the world."
Ellen helped some of the students develop their stories for their first short fiction film. The filmmakers also invited the JMU Journalism students to cover the premiere of the new film 'Will' at Liverpool One.
LSS plays host to new LFC film director http://www.jmu-journalism.org.uk/#/entertainment-226/4554556620
The Index on Censorship links with JMU Journalism
A JMU Journalism graduate has been given a unique way into the world of work, through a new scheme sponsored by LJMU at the Index on Censorship.
The partnership, between the University and free expression organisation Index on Censorship, created a nine-month internship which was secured by 23 year-old Alice-May Purkiss.
Based at the Free Word Centre in Farringdon, London, the 2010 graduate is working in a hub of editorial activity. Alice is writing news articles and blog posts, covering events and utilising social media to raise the profile of the organisation, while working on both its website and magazine.
Head of Journalism, Professor Chris Frost said:
"This is a great opportunity for our students to be involved on the frontline of the fight for freedom of expression. Working with an organisation opposed to censorship will teach them a lot about campaigning and a lot about the importance of a free media"
John Kampfner, CEO of Index on Censorship, explained:
"Index is unusual and particularly exciting in that it is an NGO but also a publisher. We wanted to give a young journalist the opportunity to prove they could translate the newsroom skills they've studied into a real-world role. I’m delighted with how it’s going so far."
"It's a great opportunity for me to get into working in the media. Index on Censorship does a really important job, which is enabling me to gain a huge amount of experience.
"I’ve reported on the House of Lord Select Committee into the future of investigative journalism, I've covered a Commons Select Committee – and I'm writing articles every day. Thanks to this partnership I'm living in London and working as a journalist – it's brilliant."
The internship will run until June 2012.
The Index on Censorship links with JMU Journalism http://www.jmu-journalism.org.uk/#/news-494/4547613005
In an exclusive interview with JMU Journalism, Alex Gerrard talks about bags, boots and... bumps..
As the wife of a world-renowned footballer, Alex Gerrard has found herself under the spotlight in the fashion stakes, and she gave JMU Journalism an insight into her life as being one of Liverpool's favourite fashionistas.
Fashion icon Alex Gerrard talks to JMU Journalism http://www.jmu-journalism.org.uk/#/fashion-78/4547392180