BBC’s Kate Adie visits Lyme Regis comprehensive

Kate Adie with sixth form students at Lyme Regis' Woodroffe School. Picture: SUBMITTED

Kate Adie with sixth form students at Lyme Regis' Woodroffe School. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Renowned news reporter talks about her work as a jounrnalist to sixth form students

Kate Adie, the BBC’s renowned chief news correspondent, visited Woodroffe School at Lyme Regis to talk about her work as a journalist.

She told sixth form students about the technological advances in her time, her vision of the future developments in news reporting and how these news reports will be delivered to their audience.

Kate was one of the first British women to send dispatches from danger zones around the world, and she enthralled the students with her numerous anecdotes ranging from the Plymouth dustbin strike to the Tiananmen Square protest in Beijing.

She was asked about a variety issues, such as her views on fake news and how journalists coped with traumatic situations, to all of these issues she gave full and insightful answers.


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“It is wonderful to see young people so animated and full of questions,” said Kate who commented on how impressed she was with the calibre of Woodroffe students knowledge of the news and their sensitive intelligence.

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