UCA TV lecturer heads to China
A senior lecturer in journalism at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) at Farnham has jetted off to Beijing for his latest assignment.
Sean Walsh, who teaches on the BA (Hons) Journalism degree, has been appointed as the foreign consultant at China State Broadcasting, the world's biggest broadcaster.
He is part of the management team at CCTV-News, China's 24-hour live English-language TV News channel, where he is overseeing the training of newsroom journalists in the latest digital workflows, assisting recruitment and development of producers, presenters and international correspondents and also advising on new programme formats.
Sean, who has worked for the BBC, ITN, and CNBC during his 20-year career in broadcasting, said: "This is a great opportunity to be at the cutting edge of broadcast development with an emerging force in global news and I am looking forward to the challenges."
Sean has wide international experience and led a major editorial training and consultancy project in West Africa for Sony Professional Solutions. This involved the merger of the TV and radio newsrooms at the state broadcaster in Ghana in 2010 and the migration to digital production in a new multi-million dollar news centre.
Steve Miller, head of Journalism at UCA, said: "Sean's appointment is a real coup for the department and underlines our position as a world-respected provider of journalism training.
"We work closely with the media industry and all our training is focused on providing students with the very latest hands-on skills which they can use to build a career in the media."
Sean will also be representing UCA in the important Chinese market and will appear at Education Fairs in Beijing where he will answer questions that prospective students might have about UCA and its courses.
He is also one of UCA's Edge consultants, an initiative by the university to help harness academic excellence and to work in partnership to benefit industry and commercial enterprises.
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David Reilly, Press Officer, UCA
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