Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Media and Communication


Reporting Grenfell

Clothworkers’ Central, Speakman Lecture Theatre

On the morning of 14 June 2017, a small team from BBC Radio 5 Live travelled down to West London – here, in the shadow of the still burning Grenfell Tower, they spoke to members of the local community, all angry, grieving and traumatised, about the tragedy unfolding – a tragedy that killed over 70 people.

In this talk, Rosanna, who worked as a location producer for the station’s Drive programme, will explore the difficulty between ensuring high quality, informative radio content, whilst remaining sensitive and respectful of people’s privacy at such a traumatic time.

Rosanna Pound-Woods graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2014, and started her career at the BBC a few months later, as a Researcher at Breakfast TV. She’s since worked cross-platform in a mixture of online, radio and TV, with stints at the One Show’s Current Affairs unit, Paris Bureau, BBC Wales and BBC Radio Nottingham – in a mixture of roles including reporter and bulletins reader. Now, she’s a producer on 5 Live’s flagship Drive programme in MediaCityUK, working on news and features for a national audience.

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