RE-SCHEDULED: ‘How to Get into Digital Journalism, Buzzfeed-Style’
** Due to circumstances beyond our control this masterclass has been rescheduled to THURSDAY 11 DECEMBER 6.30pm-8pm.**
Want to know how to get into digital journalism, how those Buzzfeed lists are made and how to write about entertainment in an entertaining way? Well, our upcoming FREE masterclass is for you if you’re aged aged 16-24 (whether you are in education or not).
WHEN IS IT?: Thursday, 11th December 2014, 6.30pm–8pm (places allocated on first come first served basis)
WHERE IS IT?: Inside the Watershed in the Pervasive Media Studio Events Space. Find your way up through the bar and follow the signs for the Pervasive Media Studio, then ring the buzzer.
The talk will start at 6.30pm sharp and there will be plenty of time to ask questions afterwards. If you have any specific questions about your own work then it would be good to prepare those.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?: Our guest speaker, Scott Bryan (Entertainment Editor for Buzzfeed UK) will be talking you through his career from how he got into it to where he is now.
You’ll walk away from this with inside knowledge about how to get into digital journalism, how lists might work for you and how to be entertaining in a world of entertainment. Scott is the guy who had over 1 million readers when Britain went into Bake Off hysteria last summer. Yes. He managed to engage over 1 million people with a story about a cake tantrum.
WHO IS THIS FOR?: Aspiring writers, journalists, bloggers and reviewers who want to meet an industry professional, get real-life advice, network with other like-minded souls and get a foot in the door.
WHO IS DOING THE TALK?: Scott Bryan joined BuzzFeed in 2013 and has since become its Entertainment Editor, writing about UK television, film, Twitter and everything about the internet in between. Before that he worked at The Times on its social media teams whilst freelance writing for The Guardian, the Radio Times and IdeasTap. To date, he mainly writes in CAPITAL LETTERS and italics.
WHAT NOW?: It’s free, but we’d appreciate it if you emailed us to let us know you’re coming.
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This masterclass is brought to you by Rife in partnership with the brilliant Ideastap, who are an arts charity that helps creative people get to where they want to be. They work with leading arts organisations to create industry opportunities for their members as well as providing access to funding, competitions, jobs, training and advice.
Since launching in December 2008, IdeasTap has awarded more than £1.8 million worth of direct funding and accompanying expert mentoring to emerging artists. Pretty cool…
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