Emma Duncan: “Making sense of the news”

The final meeting in the Williams Project Lent Term diary saw Ms Emma Duncan give a talk on ‘Making sense of the news’ and provide an insight into life as Associate Editor at The Economist magazine, and into the global world of journalism in general.

Ms Duncan began by demonstrating what it is that makes a news story gripping to a reader by making a comparison between the recent assassination of Boris Nemtsov and a Hollywood movie. She also talked about some of the immense complexities of some global political situations and what it is like to keep track of them as a journalist.

The talk was swiftly followed by an extensive question and answer period from pupils and teachers wishing to find out more about what it’s like to work as a news editor and how it is that such a comprehensive publication is put together within just one time-pressured week.

The Williams Project would like to thank Ms Duncan for her time, and for giving such an excellent talk.


Emma Duncan at the WP

Emma Duncan at the WP

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