Hartlepool Sixth Form students recently visited the BBC Look North TV Studios to see how TV news is produced for the region.
The Media Studies and Photography students got the chance to see at first hand the real world experience of how media professionals cover news stories. The students were able ask questions on how they got started in the industry and were offered advice on how to begin their own journey in this industry.
The tour was scheduled carefully between live television broadcasts so the students were able to gain a valuable insight into the hub of the BBC in the North East and Cumbria.
Alan Sill Hartlepool Sixth Form Photography Lecturer said:
“The students really benefited from this first-hand experience, seeing for themselves the process of news reporting, how fast paced the working environment is and that it’s not as glamorous as they may have thought!”
Jake Armstrong, BTEC Level 3 Media Studies student added:
“I was really interested in seeing the news production studios and the different technology, it was a great visit and we learnt a-lot about the industry!”
The sixth form are hoping to engage with Northern Film and Media, based in Newcastle, to give the students further opportunity to tour film productions filming in the North East of England.
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