School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
Opened in 2007 by former Times editor Charles Wilson, the industry-standard newsroom that is home to Portsmouth's journalism students is designed to replicate the activity and experience of professional journalists.
The newsroom is equipped with the hardware and software on which the modern press depends, ensuring graduates have the practical skills to hit the ground writing in the offices of newspapers, magazines or web and broadcast media. Our students practise recording, reporting and laying out designs for their work, which course leader Barry O'Shea describes as "the skills necessary for a twenty-first century journalist in a multi-media world."
Reporting from the scene
Students also become familiar with the tools that let correspondent work in the field, from cameras to data connections.
"The Journalism Newsroom is a great teaching space with facilities and software that you can find in real-life newsrooms up and down the country."
- Sarah Morcom, BA Journalism and English Language