Bede’s GCSE Media students travelled to the BFI (British Film Institute) last week to attend a schools’ conference on TV news.
Student Hector Hadow said, “The BFI School Conference started with a warm welcome care of Eileen Lewis, Chief Examiner for GCSE Media who was the main speaker for the day. Mrs Lewis spoke about different forms and conventions in news and introduced us to ideas around audiences, institutions and some of the new technology used within TV news.
“Short clips of morning news shows like Good Morning Britain and BBC Breakfast were shown so we could compare the two, and then we were then treated to a Q&A and an insight into the behind the scenes life of news television, with one of the main news anchors on Channel 4 News, Krishnan Guru-Murthy.”
The afternoon finished with the students being asked to design and present to the rest of the audience a TV news series for Channel 4 aimed at teenagers.