Salford MP grilled at student journalist press conference

Monday 29 April 2013
Hazel Blears MP
Hazel Blears MP

University of Salford students quizzed Salford MP Hazel Blears in a press conference at Salford City College last Friday (26 April).

Hazel responded to a range of topics including questions over crime rates in Salford, Ed Miliband’s leadership of the Labour Party and student internships. Students on BA and MA Journalism courses filmed the hour-long session at the college’s Pendleton campus, producing online and TV stories for assignments and University journalism students’ news outlet Quays News.

The press conference was arranged as part of a collaboration between University’s Vice Chancellor’s office and Salford City College.

Paul Broster, Acting Programme Leader for MA Journalism and Joint Programme Leader for BA Journalism, said: “The students worked live in the press conference and came up with some great questions.

“The best way for students to learn how to become journalists is by doing the job and we’re delighted that Hazel and Salford City College could help us do this.”

The event followed another press conference with Hazel – held jointly for University and college students – at the University’s MediaCityUK building last November.