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Behind the News: How News is Made

Behind the News: How News is Made
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 12:30 to 14:00
OCN NI, Sirius House, 10 Heron Road, Belfast BT3 9LE

Roundtable with Kathleen Carragher, Head of News BBC NI

Kathleen Carragher is in charge of all BBC NI news output across BBC NI television, BBC Radio Ulster and online.

She will explain how BBC journalists gather news, what makes a compelling story for broadcast and online platforms and how decision-makers decide what stories to use and where and when to run them.

News coverage helps shape the policy regime in which charities operate, is fundamental to the success of campaigns, and can impact the Third Sector positively and negatively in many different ways. It is important for sector leaders to have a clear understanding of what makes a news story and how the news agenda is constructed.  

This is a unique opportunity for members to question and debate BBC news values with its most senior editor and they will gain important insights into what the BBC is looking for in stories.

The session will operate under Chatham House rules and will be Chaired by PR Specialist, Nick Garbutt.

Places will be limited to a max of 30 delegates and is limited to Full CO3 Members only.

Date:     Wed 13 September
Time:    12.30pm - 2.00pm
Venue:   OCN, Sirius House, 10 Heron Road, Belfast BT3 9LE - map
Cost:      None

To register your interest please email sarah@co3.bz or Tel: 028 90 245 356.

This event is kindly being hosted by OCN NI.



Kathleen Carragher


Kathleen Carragher is in charge of all BBCNI news output across BBC NI television, BBC Radio Ulster and online. She began her journalism career in newspapers in England before joining BBC Radio Foyle in 1983. She then moved to London to work on World at One and Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4.








Nick Garbutt

Nick Garbutt has been at the cutting edge of journalism, public relations and new media for longer than he cares to remember.

He is one of the best respected PR practitioners and media commentators in Northern Ireland and is a former editor of the Irish News, deputy editor of the Belfast Telegraph and head of corporate affairs, Europe for National Australia Bank.

A digital pioneer Nick founded the multi-award winning Belfast Telegraph online website back in 1996. He has recently completed his professional diploma in social media marketing.