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Journalism students heard first-hand about the reality of frontline reporting from renowned war reporter Kate Adie this week.

Students and staff attended a guest lecture with Kate Adie at The Poly in Falmouth on Monday 22 October. Kate was interviewed by acting Head of Journalism Andy Chatfield, and gave an insight into her successful career.

Third year Journalism student Meah Howlett commented: "The most inspiring part of the talk was the humble manner in which she spoke of her incredibly skilled and enduring craft as a journalist, with a matter of fact approach, and expressing that she believed the story was always more important than her as the reporter on camera.

"Her talk gave me a deeper understanding into the approaches that journalists covering war and conflict stories, and a helpful insight into how the role of television has evolved over the years."

Kate's visit is the first in a series of guest speakers and panel events called the Talking Shop, a programme aimed at Writing and Journalism students. The next event on the calendar is a talk on regional journalism with panel members including the Editor of the Falmouth Packet, a multimedia journalist from the BBC and the man behind a ground-breaking independent news website.

The event is open to all and tickets are sold on a first come first served basis, if you want to attend this event you can reserve your space on the Eventbrite website.

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