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Aspiring Friern Barnet journalist Kirsty Morrissey to appear in London360
An aspiring journalist has been given the chance to appear on a documentary to help further her career.
Kirsty Morrissey, of Horsham Avenue, Friern Barnet, will join the new series of London360 on the Community Channel.
Run by charity Media Trust, the full time course gives young people from a diverse range of backgrounds the opportunity to learn new skills, develop expertise and reach their potential.
The 21-year-old will write blogs and articles for The Voice, as well as contributing to BBC Radio London and Westside radio.
She said: “It’s been challenging and a steep learning curve, but all in all it’s been really fun. The best part about it is that you feel like you can give a voice to your community.
“I’m looking forward to putting my curiosity to good use and to tell the stories of ordinary people and their often extraordinary lives.
“It’s a really great scheme – especially at a time where so many graduates like myself can’t find jobs.”
Having recently graduated from the University of Bristol in English, she was struggling to decide what to do with her life.
But after spending a few weeks on the course, she has decided she would like to pursue a career in broadcast or journalism.
Each episode is produced and presented by the five 18 to 25-year-olds and is broadcast every other week.
Jasmine Dotiwala, London360 executive producer, said: “I never cease to be amazed by the young people who we support through this initiative, all with a passion for their local area and a desire to make a positive difference.”
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