On Thursday 13th January, Naz Legacy hosted its first Diversity Day of 2022. Over 250 students from across England took part in a virtual event with ITN News. The session provided a space for a diverse group of young people to explore the various pathways into media & journalism and the variety of roles available within the sector and increase diversity in the field.
Students participated in an activity set by Channel 5 news correspondent Simon Vigar, whereby they were given the opportunity to report on a breaking news story. Pupils had to decide what they needed to include in preparing to report the story, and how they were going to cover the story. This was followed up by a very interactive session, delivered by the Award-winning senior producer at ITN Roohi Hasan, providing students with hints and tips on how to write a competitive job application when applying to work in the media industry. To end the session, students were given the opportunity to engage in a Q&A session with leading experts at ITN.
We would like to thank ITN for joining us and sharing their expertise at this highly engaging Diversity Day.