UTV Favourite Gillian Porter Zooms In!

By Ballyclare High School on 26 February, 2021

Aspiring journalists from Year 12 and 13 benefitted from a zoom call with Gillian Porter news reader and continuity announcer on UTV, yesterday. She was joined by her former colleague and editor, Paul Cromie in the call. The media professionals outlined the skills, attributes and qualifications required in front of and behind the news desk camera.

Lauren Penman, Digital Content Manager for Newtownabbey Borough Council, a former student of GCSE Journalism at Ballyclare High explained how her journey into journalism had also taken her from working in print media to Public Relations.

The pupils involved in the call were given invaluable hints, contact names and tips for the future with offers of help and ongoing advice on securing media work experience and placements.