Black Lives Matter

Today is #blackouttuesday. It is important today that we take time to educate ourselves and allow black voices to be heard without interruption. We all play a part in this fight for Freedom, Liberation and Justice. Below I have complied a list of resources you can use as a starting point on how to take…

My first published piece

Click here to see my first published and credited piece of journalism. I worked on this project on my second week of work placement at BBC South. I found the interview before the work placement began and was able to lone work to produce this. The video featured on the BBC websites top 10 most…

Required to Report

This was my final year major multimedia project. A 7 minuet long radio documentary exploring why mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse is not a legal requirement in the UK. To find out more about the creation process and behind the scenes visit the Required to Report website.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

On Monday events took place across the world to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole council held an event at Christchurch Quay with a theme of ‘Stand Together’. The event marked the 25th anniversary of the Bosnian Genocide and 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Rabbi Maurice Michaels encouraged residents of Bournemouth…

REVEALED: The number of closed shops and units in Bournemouth now numbers FIFTY EIGHT

Find published piece here: https://buzz.bournemouth.ac.uk/2020/01/revealed-the-number-of-closed-shops-and-units-in-bournemouth-now-numbers-fifty-eight/ Closing down sign, picture taken by K-Lee Heckford The full extent of Bournemouth’s worrying shop closure problem can be revealed today by BUzz. In an exclusive investigation, BUzz found there are now 58 empty shop units in the town centre. In an area from the Triangle to the Lansdowne Roundabout,…

University Awards Evening

A bit late for this post seen as the awards evening was back in early March but university got hectic and I let go of updating my blog. In March Bournemouth university hosted a BAMMJ (BaHons Multimedia Journalism) awards evening. A night which celebrated all three years of the course and individuals hard work. I…

Sacrificing safety for pleasure?

Every four minutes a 15 to 24 year old is diagnosed with an STI. If you’re guilty of not using a condom because it ‘feels better’ then this article is for you… I wrote this article aimed for publication in Cosmopolitan magazine. There is also an interactive Ipad version with vox-pops and sound elements. Both…

Child Sexual Exploitation Magazine Feature

I wrote a magazine feature back in 2018 about victims of CSE and how they over came their childhood abuse. The photo shows the final layout. Here is the feature text; Survivors of child sexual abuse are using their experience to make a change. Megan Hinton talks the people transforming the way victims are being…