Broadcasting Today: Kurt Barling

Date: Monday 22 April

Time: Refreshments from 4.30pm

Venue: TV Studios, The Grove, Middlesex Hendon Campus

This is the final event in the Broadcasting Today series for this academic year. The series has seen distinguished figures from the world of media share their experiences at Middlesex.

Students Georgiana Tudor and Philipp Sandmann talk to professor and journalist Kurt Barling. The topics, amongst other things, will be Kurt Barling's job as a documentary film-maker, the changing media landscape and useful advice for young aspiring journalists.

The speakers, in order of appearance are: the BBC’s Mary Hockaday; war correspondent and former MP Martin Bell; Guardian columnist Hugh Muir; presenter and playwright Dotun Adebayo (see below) and media consultant Sian Kevill.

About Kurt Barling

Professor Kurt Barling gained a PhD in International Relations at the London School of Economics before joining the BBC in 1989, almost immediately covering the fall of the Berlin Wall. A documentary-maker as well as a journalist, he is currently writing a book on terrorism. He has been recognised for his journalism with national awards on several occasions and has been the Special Correspondent for the BBC in London since the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York in 2001. He joined the Middlesex University School of Media & Performing Arts in November 2012.

Our student interviewers

Georgiana Tudor is a third year Journalism and Communication student, Deputy Editor of university newspaper and volunteer reporter for the London Youth Games. She has previously participated to the Broadcasting Today series by co-presenting the interview with The Guardian journalist Hugh Muir.

Philipp Sandmann is a third year Media and Cultural Studies student at Middlesex University. He will be moving on to an MA degree in Television Journalism next year, and is hoping to pursue a career as a TV presenter.

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