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How our former students are doing

January 10, 2012

Edinburgh Napier Journalism graduates are putting their skills to great use in a variety of media roles.

Here, we catch up with four recent students to see what they are up to…

Anna Fenton – BA (Hons) 2010

I work for BBC Radio 1 as a Unit Assistant. I work across a range of shows at Radio 1 and 1Xtra, including the Chris Moyles Show, Zane Lowe, Fearne Cotton and Nick Grimshaw. My day includes setting up the studio, editing audio, writing scripts and working on creative ideas to use on the shows.

Colleen Reid – BA (Hons) 2011

Since completing my BA (Hons) in Journalism in May 2011, I’ve worked as Acting Editor for a glossy magazine, the very same one I did my 3rd year work experience with.  I’m now freelancing as online editor of a parenting magazine from the comfort of my  own home. Great on rainy days!

Martin Couper – BA (Hons) 2008

As a Media Relations Officer for Lothian and Borders Police, a core function of my role is to handle media enquiries, which relate to ongoing criminal investigations or police campaigns, and issue an appropriate response. This can be a police spokesman statement or by arranging an interview with a senior police officer. I am also required to draft press releases that support a police appeal and am responsible for setting up press conferences or interviews along with these releases.

Myles Edwards – BA (Hons) 2010

Following my graduation in 2010 I spent some time travelling around Australia. After that I worked part-time, while also doing some freelance work, to fund a three-month trip to Iten, Kenya for altitude running. During my time in Kenya I got a lot of freelance work and interviewed some of the big names of world athletics. I am soon returning there for a similar period and already have some big name interviews lined up in the build up to the London Olympics. Kenya is the ideal location for me to combine two of my main passions, journalism and athletics. In order to fund this trip I am doing a number of jobs (freelance journalism, marketing, coaching and bar work) while also training once or twice a day. Last week I even gave a lecture to some journalism students – who’d have thought it!

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