Bordeaux, France – May 19th, 2009 – NewTek Europe is proud to announce the prestigious University of Westminster, hosting a top conference on Journalism in Crisis, chose to broadcast the event with TriCaster Broadcast™, supported by Jigsaw Systems Ltd, one of NewTek Europe Authorized Resellers in the UK.
After a few days training on TriCaster, Hassan Alkatib, one of the students using the TriCaster, supervised by Rob Benfield, was very enthusiastic about the product developed by NewTek Inc.: “This is a really useful product and simple to operate. It took me three days to get to know the basics and some advanced features (…) I believe the TriCaster is great for outside broadcasts, such as events, conferences, and gives students a valuable experience.”
The University of Westminster – London –organized this conference on journalism in crisis May 19th and May 20th, featuring prestigious figures of the British media, such as Mark Thompson, BBC Director General, Nick Pollard, former head of Sky News or Kelvin MacKenzie, Sun columnist and former Sun editor…
Liberal Democrat leadership candidates Nick Clegg and Chris Huhne yesterday took part in the party’s first-ever election debate to be broadcast exclusively online, filmed at the University’s Harrow site.
The debate was produced and filmed by five students from the University’s School of Media – director Hassan Alkatib (pictured above), floor manager Alexis Lu and camerapersons Veronika Andrasova, Yuntian Tan and Omar Sattaur – in the School’s state-of-the-art multimedia newsroom.
Nick Clegg MP, who was interviewed by student radio station Smoke Radio after the debate, said: “I was very impressed by the professionalism of the journalism students at the University. They have a great facility in the TV training studio.
“As a former journalist I know how exciting and challenging it can be starting out in that career. It was great to reminisce with some of the students, although my days of covering the Netherlands for the Financial Times might not have been as exciting as their current work and aspirations. I wish them well for the future.”
Chris Huhne MP, also interviewed by Smoke Radio, said: “The students and the newsroom were both excellent, and the results look fantastic on the internet. I’m very pleased we’ve been able to involve Westminster’s media students in the political process.”
Television tutor Geoffrey Davies said it had proved a great experience for the students. “Opportunities like this are hugely important for students to gain experience of working with outside organisations and working in a professional manner,” he said.