On Tuesday 4 February Luke Lewis – Buzzfeed’s UK editor – came to London College of Communication to deliver a guest lecture. His talk was on the subject of “Journalism the Buzzfeed way”, or how to use social media to drive traffic and at the same time deliver high-quality investigative reporting. BA (Hons) Journalism student Desislava Todorova reports.
The distinctive journalistic style that Buzzfeed has introduced thanks to its well-known lists and quizzes has resulted in astonishing growth to around 130 million monthly users around the world since its launch in 2006.
A self confessed analogue addict third-year BA (Hons) Photography student Rosaline Shahnavaz is certainly one to watch, having caught the attention of Dazed Digital and Idol magazine in recent months.
Dismissing digital (and with 20 cameras and counting) the 22 year old Londoner shoots entirely on film, captivating viewers with the rawness and beauty of her intimate portraits, which reveal both the vulnerability and confidence of youth.
At the end of January students on London College of Communication’s MA Publishing course welcomed Andrew Welham, deputy CEO of the Octopus Publishing Group. Octopus are famous for their beautiful illustrated books and are a subsidiary of the giant Hachette publishing and media corporation. MA Publishing student Nikoleta Naydenova reports.
The publishing expert talked about the perks of the business, giving a detailed view inside Hachette, one of Europe’s biggest media companies, and encouraging the students with some professional advice on how to start a career in this field.