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Print journalism course boasts 100pc employment

Joe Cooper

Journalism students at one university celebrated an early Christmas present after everyone on the postgraduate course scooped a job offer.

Many of those studying the print journalism qualification at Leeds Trinity University received their offer before the course even ended.

Jobs at Sky Sports, the Halifax Courier, and news agency Caters were among those bagged by the students.

Senior journalism lecturer Lisa Bradley said she was delighted with the course’s 100pc employment rate.

“We are very proud of every one of our students this year who have, despite a challenged industry, started their careers in print journalism,” she said.

“We wish them all the success in the world.”

Among the students offered a job was James Dixon, who will now go off to work for Sky Sports, Faye Dobson and Paisley Gilmour who will go to Birmingham-based agency Caters, and newly-employed sports reporters Jamie Presland, and Tom Scargill, who will work for The Wakefield Express and the Halifax Courier respectively.

Meanwhile, Mike Muncaster and Joe Cooper have been offered jobs at the Dewsbury Reporter and Batley News.

Joe, who was also awarded the student news journalist of the year prize at the Journalism Skills Conference in November, said: “We’re all chuffed to bits and so delighted that the work placements organised for us and the grounding we got working in a real newsroom at Trinity has led to employment.”