Ex-Guardian boss Alan Rusbridger talks about changing face of journalism

Former Guardian newspaper editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger, one of the leading figures in the news industry, has given Roehampton journalism students a first hand insight into how to become a reporter.

Posted: 29 February 2016

In an interview with the University following the annual winter graduation ceremony, Mr Rusbridger said there were many ways into the sector. He described how working through the ranks of a local newspaper was no longer the only way to gain experience, but said acting as a witness to the world was still vitally important.

Mr Rusbridger, who pioneered online journalism after becoming deputy editor of The Guardian in 1994 with the launch of the Guardian Unlimited website also explained how the industry had changed significantly in the last decade. He told how as an editor he became less concerned with the front pages of the newspapers and website as the rise of online news meant people find stories in different ways.

The University of Roehampton runs undergraduate degrees in Journalism, Mass Communications plus Media, Culture and Identity. A new MA in Journalism has just been launched, and you can apply for this course now. Roehampton is one of the top two universities in London for journalism according to The Guardian University Guide 2016.

Listen to Alan Rusbridger talk about journalism below

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