HEXHAM Courant sports editor Joseph Tulip has returned from a trip to Huddersfield where he hosted a talk about journalism and the media. 

Joseph met BTEC creative media students at Huddersfield New College, who were keen to find out more about the newspaper industry. 

He spoke about his own experiences of news and sports journalism, and public relations, and explained how life in the media has changed since he started out 15 years ago. 

"I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Huddersfield New College, and I was impressed with the students' enthusiasm.

"I was keen to stress how traditional print journalism has evolved into the technology driven multi-media world in which we live today, with social media and other digital platforms playing such a key role in the delivery of news at all levels.

"The students showed their initiative to ask about life on a local newspaper, and took an interest in the Courant, its website, and social media pages.

"It was a pleasure to meet the students and to speak to them both collectively, and individually, about their future career plans."

Gary Eastwood, teacher of creative media at Huddersfield New College, said: "Creative Media is a fascinating subject and is often chosen by students who wish to progress to careers in the industry.

"Visiting speakers such as Joseph are incredibly valuable in helping bring our investigative learning to life, enhancing our classroom experience and bringing unique industry insights that will help our students to progress.

"The group really enjoyed his practical presentation and the opportunity to ask questions about the real word of print media. I would like to thank Joseph for his time and for sharing his expertise."