Industry Seminar Series

The Department of Media and Communication is pleased to offer an industry seminar series for students and staff. This is an opportunity to meet and interact with leading industry experts who will offer insight into their experience of working in journalism and television production. These talks are open to all students.

More details on upcoming seminars will be posted in 2016. Information on past seminars can be found below:

Dan Parry – 19th November 2015 3pm, Bankfield House Lecture Theatre

Dan Parry is a TV producer working on factual dramas - 90-minute films for television. An author of historical books and a former BBC journalist, Dan’s most recent project was The Gamechangers, a film for BBC2 starring Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton, which focused on a period of turmoil during the development of the video game Grand Theft Auto. In a two-year process, Dan developed the initial story and then led the factual research on the film. Over the last 13 years he has performed a similar role on films covering subjects from 9/11 to the death of Princess Diana to the first manned landing on the Moon - Dan was the only person to have filmed a TV interview with Neil Armstrong  in modern times. He’s just completed a three-year stint at the BBC and is currently freelancing between various projects.  On November 19th, Dan will be speaking about The Gamechangers and about the wider genre of factual dramas.

Talk by Mark Nicholls – 3rd December 2015 3pm, Bankfield House Lecture Theatre

Award-winning journalist Mark Nicholls has spent a number of years as a war correspondent covering conflict in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Persian Gulf. During the seminar, he will reflect on his experiences as an embedded correspondent with the RAF and the British Army, covering the Iraq War of 2003, and in Kabul and more recently Helmand province of Southern Afghanistan. His work as a defence correspondent was primarily with the Eastern Daily Press newspaper based in Norwich. Married with two teenage daughters and living in Norfolk, he is now a freelance journalist and author, specialising in defence, health, travel and lifestyle features.

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