Learn to read, write, and communicate the news with an award-winning journalist who really does know what he’s talking about!
Nick Sheridan’s Breaking the News landed on shelves in 2021. A funny and deeply practical guide to parsing and navigating the news – from the language of the newsroom and the print media to figuring out what to do with the phenomenon of fake news – it could not have been more timely. As much as we need it, the news can sometimes overwhelm us. Knowing where the stories come from and how to tell them is even more essential than the super computers masquerading as phones in our pockets – trust us! Join us for a workshop that will leave you better equipped to interact with the news across multiple types of media … and might even encourage your journalist dreams!
Nick Sheridan is an award-winning Irish journalist and television presenter. Originally from Wexford, he relocated to Scotland after a stint presenting RTÉ’s News2Day and behind the foreign affairs desk. He now works for the BBC, presenting the news review show Seven Days, and is a regular presenter of Drivetime at BBC Radio Scotland.
‘A perfect read for any budding young journalists out there.’ – Konnie Huq, TV presenter and author
‘Jam-packed with fascinating facts, this is a fantastically funny and much-needed guide to navigating the news’ – Rashmi Sirdeshpande, author