News Associates presents JournoFest 2018: Breaking into broadcast panel revealed

We’re excited to announce that JournoFest 2018 will feature a ‘Breaking into broadcast’ panel. 

New to 2018, our broadcast journalism panel will feature the BBC’s Narinder Kalsi, Laurie Tucker from Sky Sports News and Sky News presenter Tom Macleod.

Narinder is a senior broadcast journalist at BBC News Intake where she co-manages a team of 50+ media co-ordinators.

Narinder is also a Mental Health First Aider at the BBC – in her role as an MHFA she has worked closely with BBC News management to get mental health support structures in place for BBC journalists.

Tweet Narinder @morningbooster

Sky Sports News head of journalism training Laurie Tucker began his career in local newspapers in 1984 but switched to regional TV news in 1991.

He moved to Sky News from ITN in 1996 and to Sky Sports News in 2001. He is currently looking after entry-level recruitment, apprenticeships and graduate placements and co-ordinating journalism training.

Tweet Laurie @tickleup

Tom is a TV presenter for Sky News, anchoring major breaking news stories including the Nice terror attack on Bastille Day, the failed military coup in Turkey, the Dallas police shootings and Muhammad Ali’s death.

He presented Sky News’ Local Election 2017 coverage, and wrote and presented the Sky documentary ‘Concussion: The Impact on Sport’.

Previously he worked at the BBC and in commercial radio.

Tweet Tom @SkyNewsTom

We don’t want to give it all away just yet but other panels taking place at JournoFest on March 10, 2018 include ‘The biggest challenges facing newsrooms in 2018’ and ‘Politics and dealing with Fake News’.

And we will be in conversation with Sky News senior correspondent Ian Woods as well as other big names so watch this space and follow @NewsAssociates for updates.

JournoFest 2018 is open to current and prospective News Associates trainees.

For more information, email Lucy Dyer on

To see what happened at JournoFest 2017 click here.

News Associates is officially the UK’s number one NCTJ journalism course. We have an unrivalled job record and our trainees have gone on to achieve great things.

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