Falmouth University BA and MA Journalism students have collaborated with the Rory Peck Trust, an organisation dedicated to the support, safety and welfare of freelance newsgatherers around the world.
The undergraduate and postgraduate students interviewed and wrote in-depth pieces about each of this year's Rory Peck Award finalists, giving them the opportunity to speak to experienced journalists about how they report on real stories on the ground.
The Rory Peck Awards celebrate the work of freelance journalists working in news and current affairs worldwide.
Student Mel Lester told us, ‘It was an enlightening experience working on the RPT profile, especially getting to interview freelance journalists who are experts in their field and to see their creative processes balanced with the practicalities of striving to create powerful, eye-opening documentaries for the world'.
“It was a huge honour to profile Ahmer Khan’s powerful film ‘Defending Kashmir’ for the Rory Peck Trust Awards, and contribute – in some small way – to his journalistic mission to “tell stories that have meaning”, said MA Journalism student Emma Elobeid.
Find out more about the project and read the students' profiles of the finalists on the Rory Peck Trust website.
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Falmouth Flexible's part-time, online Journalism course is designed to develop students' ability to work independently and use various creative tools to create compelling news: