News on Stage presents Up and Coming Stories.
Five recent journalism graduates from City, University of London use actors, interviewees and performance to tell their unpublished stories.
Combining journalism and online theatre, five graduates used diverse forms of storytelling to showcase their unpublished work.
The performance marked the second show from the News on Stage research project, a collaboration between City’s Department of Journalism and Nottingham Trent University, which investigates the power of journalism, theatre and the public sphere.
Helin Tezcanli (BA Journalism 2020), stared in her own performance exploring the ‘blackhole in space law’, analysing the legal implications of a story where a woman in Tulsa was hit by space rocket debris.
After shadowing a radiographer for 12 hours, Sarah Haque (MA Investigative Journalism) and actor Natalie Perera, highlighted the role which plays a vital role in healthcare, but is rarely seen.
Pablo Iglesias, (BA Journalism 2020), pre-recorded an interview with Tim Verity, a child sex abuse survivor, exploring how child sex abuse is treated in the UK.
Amelia Green (BA Journalism 2020), presented a soundscape report into Accident and Emergency services in South Wales.
Lucy Freeman (BA Journalism 2020) and actor Leo Hatton, told the story of an Instagram influencer promoting sustainable fashion, highlighting vegan clothes which included shoes made from apple.
Speaking on the event, Dr Glenda Cooper, Senior Lecturer said: “As journalists, we often get told we’re to blame for everything and that no one trusts us anymore.
“Part of the News on Stage project gives members of the public an opportunity to hear, watch and experience some of our work to get a better idea on what we are all about.
“With the decline of many local and national newspapers, and with community readers disappearing, we want to work out how we can bring those people together again and perhaps events like this could be an option.”
For more information see News on Stage.