What a great talk from the EADT feature writer Wayne Savage. He came to talk to us at uni today in our professional writing module. Wayne has been a former journalist, crime reporter, editor and sub-editor. He has so much knowledge about journalism, he is well known in Ipswich circles and has been in the business for over 20years. He is now the entertainment feature writer at EADT and Evening Star, local newspapers in Suffolk.
Wayne’s message was to try everything, we are telling stories, trying to connect with people. There was much valuable advice given and he is a funny guy who had many anecdotes from his many years as a journalist.
Wayne discussed Twitter, @WhatsOnWayne and other social media topics, and one was is Facebook and Twitter a good way to draw readers in to eventually buy the newspaper.
Wayne has offered for us to do some reviewing for him, so I will be emailing him, offering my time. Another great opportunity.
Thanks Wayne, a great talk.