Industry experts to share media knowledge at employability and postgraduate event


One of the UK media’s leading names is visiting DMU on Wednesday (January 25) to give students advice on how to break into the industry.

Dorothy Byrne, Channel 4’s head of news and current affairs, will be sharing her knowledge of the industry at Leicester Media School’s employability and postgraduate event, which takes place between 1 and 4pm.

As head of news and current affairs at Channel 4, Dorothy Byrne is responsible for the channel’s news output, including Channel 4 News, the award-winning investigative documentary series Dispatches and the wealth of independent current affairs programming the channel airs.

Joining Dorothy will be Lindsey Sheffield, a director and assistant producer with ITV, who will be sharing her experiences of working for a number of different networks, on programmes such as The Gadget Show, The Jeremy Kyle Show and Embarrassing Bodies.

Along with talks by the two speakers, the event will include workshops and taster sessions on industry, employability and postgraduate work, while employers and alumni in media fields will also be at the event to give information and tips to current and prospective students.

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