students at the festival
For students of journalism, media, film, radio and politics - prepare yourselves to experience a festival like no other where free speech and journalism will be the focal points.
For students and newcomers to journalism, Byline Festival offers five unique benefits...
MEET THE BEST
You'll meet so many great journalists in one weekend
Hear from and talk to the very best investigative journalists, foreign reporters and commentators in their fields - whether that's print, online, podcasts, radio or documentaries.
From Heather Brooke who broke the MPs expenses scandal: Luke Harding and who exposed Putin's involvement in the poisoning of the of Litvenenko, Eliot Higgins, who broke the truth of the sarin attack on Damascus and the downing Malaysian Airways Flight M17: John Sweeney who exposed both Scientology and the Fake Sheikh; Julie Bindel, an expert investigator tino sex trafficking and the surrogacy trade: Alex Thomspon, Anita McNaught and many others who reported from the fronts line of modern combat
SHARPEN UP YOUR SKILLS
Hands on experience with the best experts.
At the festival fringe you can take part in training and do-it-yourself. Including
- Podcast making
- Encryption training
- Hostile Environment Awareness
- Legal advice
- Open Source and Data Journalism
- Join the Byline Newsroom and Newspaper
- Feedback to works in progress
help your career
We're here to help you get the best out of the festival for your career.
For students and newcomers we are creating practical opportunities to help you achieve your professional potential in the new world of journalism and documentary making. Services will include:
- CV Makeovers
- Career speed dating
- Social Media Masterclass
- Skill exchanges
- Journalist mentoring
SHOWCASE YOUR WORK
Your moment to shine with your peers and leaders in your field.
This is your chance to get your thinking hats on and dig deeper for the stories that you're passionate about. Byline Festival invites all the aspiring reporters and established journalists to submit what they believe to be are important works of non fiction, reportage, investigative reporting, podcasts, documentaries or social action campaigns and projects.
Submit payment by clicking here - redeemable against festival ticket
ALL THE FUN OF THE FESTIVAL
A riot for the senses, Byline Festival will be an unforgettable experience.
Immersive theatre, secret cinemas, art in the trees, carnival, stand up comedy, satire and live music and 80s disco dancing - what else could you want to relax in the evenings. Numerous bars, cafes, restaurants and pop up clubs will make sure mind, body, spirit and soul are all satisfied.
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