Search

Newham winner of Breaking Into News initiative produced ‘quirky and outstanding’ pitch

15:58 20 May 2014

Nasaybah Hussain 18, from Newham, collecting her certificate after winning this year

Nasaybah Hussain 18, from Newham, collecting her certificate after winning this year's Breaking Into News

Archant

A budding journalist was crowned winner of this year’s competition to find the next bright young thing to takeover a newsroom.

Nasaybah Hussain, 18, from Newham, won the Breaking Into News initiative, aimed at discovering new talent and increasing diversity in broadcast journalism.

Nasaybah worked closely with assistant news editor at ITV London news, Chloe Keedy, and developed her idea on whether accents have an impact on future job prospects.

After the mentoring period Nasaybah and the other finalists pitched their news reports to a high-profile judging panel.

She said: “I have learnt just what it takes to create a newsworthy story, all the hard work and research that it involves and how each little detail contributes to a story.

“I would highly recommend anyone who is thinking about pursuing a career in journalism to apply for this initiative because it truly is an amazing experience, one that gives you a real insight into the everyday life of a broadcast journalist.”

She added: “It has made me realise that this is exactly what I want to do as a career.”

The initiative, now in its third year, offers 18 to 25-year-olds the chance to be mentored by experienced broadcast journalists from the ITV News network newsroom in writing, reporting and production skills.

It was run in partnership by ITV News and Media Trust.

Nasaybah was awarded the title at a formal presentation event at ITV News London.

She was presented with an iPad and will spend the day with the team producing ITV News at Ten.

Robin Elias, Managing Editor of ITV News, said: “The standard of entries was extremely high and all the finalists displayed a great deal of talent, so it was a difficult choice, but in the end the judges were unanimous in their praise for Nasaybah.

“Her final news report shows real creativity and skill - she should be really proud of what she has achieved.”

Katie Lloyd, Deputy Chief Executive at Media Trust, said: “Nasaybah is a deserving winner and impressed us all with her quirky news report and outstanding pitch.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Newham News Stories

17:49
The Hammersmith and City line is part suspended between Barking and Moorgare  File pic: Katie Collins/PA Wire

Tube users face severe delays on the Hammersmith and City Underground line due to a signal failure at East Ham

Michael Coe, 35, faces a

A Muslim convert and associate of Anjem Choudary has been found guilty this afternoon of knocking a schoolboy unconscious for cuddling his girlfriend.

Southwark Crown Court
15:59
The bus strike will occur on two separate days   Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA

Bus routes in the borough are set to be affected by two all-day strikes.

London
Some feel the Bow East Goods Yard will pollute Stratford, the centre of London's Olympic legacy Picture: Philip Toscano/PA Images

This week we ask whether or not the planned factories at Bow East Goods Yard will improve Stratford.

United Kingdom

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

You could win £15,000 to spend on either their mortgage or a deposit towards the home of their dreams

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a period of time when you simply don’t have to worry about finding the money each month to pay your mortgage? When you don’t have to put money aside from your monthly income, or worry about having to afford other essential outgoings?

Read more
Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now