Sunday, 30 August 2009

Meridian Swan Song

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I recently finished as a trainee at ITV Meridian in Southampton to start a job as a 'newsroom journalist' on the Calendar news programme on ITV Yorkshire in Leeds. It means I'm back in Yorkshire and living in my favourite city in Britain, Sheffield.

I had a great nine months at Meridian where I worked with some true professionals. I learnt how to set up stories for TV news, produce news bulletins and report for TV. The story above, about warnings not to swim in rivers, is the last I covered for Meridian. I was strolling along the Thames near Henley seeing if I could find some people swimming in the river and luckily for me, I came across two eccentric characters!

2 comments:

  1. Hi Mark

    I'm a Brighton-based freelance documentary producer/director. I've started to do more news and current affairs stuff and wondered how Meridian select their camera people? I assume that most/all are now freelance. Is there an approved list? If so, how does one get on it. I appreciate that you no longer work for Meridian but guessed that you would know anyway.

    Thanks for any help you can give.

    Cheers

    Marcus Sulley

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  2. Hi Marcus,

    Email me your email address and I'll send you some details.

    Best wishes,

    Mark

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