Media Futures: Reporting Grenfell
- Date: Tuesday 30 October 2018, 16:00 – 17:00
- Location: Clothworkers Central Building Speakman LT (G.89)
- Type: Seminars and lectures, Seminar series
- Cost: Free
BBC Radio 5 Live journalist, Rosanna Pound-Woods, explores the balance of delivering high-quality radio content whilst remaining sensitive and respectful of people’s privacy during traumatic times.
On the morning of 14 June 2017, a small team from BBC Radio 5 Live travelled down to West London. Here, in the shadow of the still burning Grenfell Tower, they spoke to members of the local community, all angry, grieving and traumatised, about the tragedy unfolding – a tragedy that killed over 70 people.
In this talk, Rosanna, who worked as a location producer for the station’s Drive programme, will explore the difficulty between ensuring high quality, informative radio content, whilst remaining sensitive and respectful of people’s privacy at such a traumatic time.
Rosanna Pound-Woods graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2014, and started her career at the BBC a few months later, as a Researcher at Breakfast TV.