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Media & Journalism Networking Event with Sky News 2023
Thursday 16 Mar 2023
06:00 PM - 9:00 PM
We're delighted to announce a new addition to our careers networking events in 2023: Journalism & Media! We are even more delighted to announce that John Ryley, Head of Sky News, (Blackwater 1975-80) will host the event:
John Ryley was appointed the Head of Sky News in 2006. He began his career as a BBC Graduate News Trainee, went on to programme edit ITV 's News at Ten. He was appointed Sky's Executive Editor in 2000 responsible for daily news coverage across digital, television and audio.
In 2009, he launched a successful campaign for Britain's first live televised Leaders’ Debates in the run-up to the UK General Election in 2010. He was recognised for his role in this campaign by the British television industry with Broadcast’s 'Individual Achievement Award'. John has been involved in almost every news story of the past 40 years winning numerous awards including several BAFTAS.
The Royal Television Society in 2021 gave John the Outstanding Contribution Award saying he had ‘effected genuine change in our industry. His style is innovative, idiosyncratic. His integrity, influence and authority colossal’.
John is on the board of the National Council for the Training of Journalists.
The venue will be in central London and will be confirmed in due course. Our networking events are for Eastbournian Society members involved or interested in the industry, as well as for a selected number of current pupils who will be invited to attend.
Contact ES@eastbourne-college if you have any questions