POSTPONED: Media Futures: #teamSPACEMAN, Eurovision and me – working on (possibly) the greatest song contest in the world
- Date: Tuesday 26 September 2023, 16:00 – 17:00
- Location: Michael Sadler RBLT (LG.X04)
- Cost: Free
Joe Mason, a School of Media and Communication alum, talks about his experience in the television industry. In particular, he discusses his work at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Please note that this event is postponed. It will be updated once a new date is confirmed.
From the #teamSPACEMAN campaign supporting Sam Ryder’s incredible 2nd place finish in Italy to organising the world’s biggest international live music co-production on home soil on behalf of last year’s winners, Ukraine; Joe Mason has been at the heart of the team determined to turn around the UK’s fortunes at Eurovision as well as how it’s perceived by audiences.
Get the inside story from the University of Leeds School of Media and Communications alum whose TV career went from producing vlogs about the contest seven years ago, to producing secret filming shoots with the Royal Family backstage at the UK’s first home Eurovision for 25 years.
About Joe Mason
After graduating with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Leeds in 2014, a work experience-experience opportunity with BBC Children’s in Manchester resulted in Joe working as a runner on popular kids' programmes including The Dengineers and Blue Peter.
He worked his way up in the industry producing programmes with credits such as A Question of Sport, Lingo, Red Nose Day, Children in Need and The Traitors.
In 2019, he lived and worked in Switzerland with the European Broadcasting Union which organises the Eurovision Song Contest. He joined the UK team with the BBC in 2021.
The following year, he helped the team reverse the UK’s recent track record at Eurovision with Sam Ryder’s 2nd place finish in Italy, producing the UK’s return to Junior Eurovision, before joining the team that took the reigns to host the contest on behalf of Ukraine in Liverpool earlier this year.
Joe was heavily involved in both LSTV and Leeds Student Radio, winning multiple SRA and NaSTA Awards.