City, University of London are delighted to launch the first dedicated MA for Podcasting alongside a Centre of Podcasting Excellence. As podcasting continues to grow into one of the largest UK media sectors, employers are seeking highly trained creatives – City’s new MA Podcasting course aims to satisfy that demand.
With future events planned, in this session we will hear from some leading industry figures about the huge growth in the industry and the wide range of careers now available in this rapidly growing sector. They will share their experiences in the industry so far and talk about the opportunities going forward.
Details of the MA in Podcasting, including how to apply, are available here.
Bernard P Achampong is an advocate for diversity and representation in the creative industry as well as an advocate for creator ownership and intellectual property. He is an eight-time Radio Academy Award winner and is currently vice-chair of Audio UK. His production company, Unedited, produces ground-breaking programming including Spotify's Sounds of Black Britain and BBC's 1Xtra Talks as well as delivering Spotify's Sound Up programme for the UK and Ireland.
Hannah Russell is the founder of Mags Creative, a multi-award-winning podcast company making exceptional shows for listeners around the world. Mags makes shows exclusively for the likes of Spotify, BBC and Amazon Music, as well as making branded content for top-tier businesses such as Pinterest, Meta and Puffin.
Olly Mann has been podcasting since 2007 – his shows include 'Answer Me This!' (Best Podcast, Sony Radio Academy Awards), 'The Modern Mann' (Best Interview, British Podcast Awards) and 'The Week Unwrapped' (Best Current Affairs, Publisher Podcast Awards). His latest show is a daily ten-minute podcast 'The Retrospectors’.
Lizzy Pollott is an SVP of Acast and leads all marketing, PR and brand work for one of the world's biggest podcast companies – and is leader of the UKs podcast industry. She oversees a network of over 90,000 podcasts and is a creative marketer with over 15 years’ experience in driving business growth through innovative strategies on and offline.
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