Thursday 24 September 2009

Iraq Hostage

This is the sad story of a Lincolnshire man being held captive in Iraq. We got the interview from ITV Granada - they cover the story too as the hostage's mum lives there. I put this package together for Calendar using Granada's interview, an interview we did with an expert on the war in Iraq from Bradford and our archive material from previous packages we've done on the story.

Saturday 12 September 2009

Train Station from Hell

Since starting as a journalist at ITV Yorkshire, I've been doing some reporting on the Calendar programme (covering Yorkshire and Lincolnshire). I was recently sent out to cover a story about one of the country's most dangerous train stations.

Saturday 5 September 2009

Highlights of the Traineeship

All the ITV trainees were asked to put together a video of what they thought of their year and here's my offering. Watching it makes me realise how much I got out of my nine months with Meridian in Southampton.

On Monday I'll be in Birmingham for the final training week with the seven other trainees. We'll be learning how to shoot our own stories - being the cameraman as well as the reporter. I'm looking forward to having another go at self-shooting and honing some of the camera skills I learnt on the Cardiff postgrad course last year. We'll be putting together a news programme on the Midlands, like we did on Yorkshire in Leeds in April. Bring on Brum!