ITV broadcasts NCTJ-students' news video report

Picture: India Adams, a student on the NCTJ-accredited MA News Journalism course at University of Sunderland.

A news video created by students studying on NCTJ-accredited courses at the University of Sunderland was this month broadcast on ITV.

India Adams, studying MA News Journalism with the help of the Journalism Diversity Fund, along with undergraduate journalism students, Carl Burdon, Peter Gillon, Lewis Hallam and Stuart Birch, seized the opportunity offered by ITV Tyne Tees to compete to have their work broadcast on the 6pm evening news.

Their brief was to put together a news video about the planned cuts to the higher education budget and the effect this would have on future generations.

 The group researched, interviewed, filmed and edited the piece, which was chosen to appear on the evening regional news broadcast on Tuesday 16 March.

India presented the video and was delighted at winning the competition.

India said: “It’s fantastic that Tyne Tees have opened this opportunity up to students at the University of Sunderland and of course I was thrilled that they choose our group.

“We worked very hard and the whole process was a learning steep learning curve. We got the opportunity to go into the Tyne Tees studio to do some editing, which was great for getting to know a bit more about how the whole thing operates.

“As a result of the project I’ve made lots of contacts and am seriously considering entering into broadcast journalism this year after I graduate.”

India is the recipient of a Journalism Diversity Fund bursary. An application form and further information about the Journalism Diversity Fund can be found at www.journalismdiversityfund.com