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Ask the expert: political journalism

To make up for half-term, we’re posting two Ask the Expert episodes this week – and this one is a fantastic and timely conversation.

Laetitia de Belgique, the editor of Bromsgrove School’s Two Zero One magazine interviews Kevin Maguire, associate editor at the Daily Mirror about political journalism. It’s an amazing conversation which gets to the nub of the key issues of the week.

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Ask the expert: getting the best out of an interview

During half-term we continued making Ask the Expert videos, and this week I would like to offer you a fascinating discussion between Tim Teeman, award-winning senior editor at The Daily Beast in New York, and Ricky Taing and Joseph Bullock from Dartford Grammar School.

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Ask the expert: feature writing

We hope you enjoyed last week’s Shine ‘Ask the Expert’ video – and the project continues this week with a really fascinating insight into the life of a daily newspaper.

The Shine School Media Awards winner of ‘Best Feature Article’ in 2018 George Thornicroft interviews Liz Hunt, Assistant Editor (Features & Comment) of the Daily Mail, about feature writing.

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Ask the expert: student edition

I hope you enjoyed listening to the chat between Rosie and Alan in the first of our ‘Ask the Expert’ series, and found some useful tips on how to set up and run a student publication if you have not already done so.

This week we are offering you a conversation between two students: George Thornicroft who won Shine Best Feature in 2018 at the impressive age of 13, for his piece ‘Transgender and Proud’, and Ava Harding from Ecclesbourne School in Derbyshire who is asking him about the advantages of working on a school magazine, and how the Shine competition affected his life.

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Ask the expert: teacher edition

Last time I announced the coming launch of a suite of videos covering all aspects of the competition categories. The first one we are offering you is between Rosie Birks, Teacher of English and Head of House at The Ecclesbourne School, who is new to Shine and wants to set up a student magazine, and Alan Williams, Design & Technology Teacher and Publications Manager at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, who is an old hand and offers much sage advice on how to go about it.

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Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Feb 21
A double whammy this week from Shine's conversation series 'Ask the expert' - Laetitia from @BromsSchool interviews @maguirekevin about political journalism. It's a fantastic conversation, not to be missed for any aspiring current affairs writer >>> https://t.co/kSXLZRx5KZ https://t.co/Rt3hvpGDvF

Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Feb 21
Next in Shine's new conversation series 'Ask the expert' is all about getting the best out of an interview – with students from @dgsjournalism and @TimTeeman, award-winning senior editor at @thedailybeast in New York >>> https://t.co/5FwKXtq7yV https://t.co/PzvbOJM86B

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RT @chloillustrates: I did an interview for @shinemediawards today which was amazing fun! 🎉 And also just so wonderful to talk to humans ot…