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Northern Natter

Northern Natter

By Northern Natter
A podcast for new and aspiring journalists, proving you don't need to move to London to be a journalist. Katie Baggott and Katie Williams natter to media professionals and journalists from Scotland and the North of England as they share their tips, tricks and stories about how to make it in this challenging yet rewarding industry.
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S2 EP8 Season 2 Round-Up
Well, well, well, that’s the end of Season 2! This is our last episode in the season, we look back on the season and have a natter, with a special guest appearance from Katie W’s cat, Shelby. This season has really been wonderful to produce and we chatted to so many brilliant guests, so thank you so much to everyone involved and to everyone who has listened and shared. Lasting thoughts: it's okay to take breaks and it's okay to go at your own pace. We'll be back with Season 3 later on but make sure you follow us on Twitter, Instagram and newsletter to keep up with the natter. We're still going to be celebrating local journalism and proving you don't need to move down south to be successful in the media industry.  Northern Natter is recorded via Zoom from Scotland and Northern England. Follow us: twitter.com/northernnatter instagram.com/northernnatterpodcast Katie Baggott: twitter.com/katie_baggott LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/katie-baggott-353559131/ Katie Williams: twitter.com/katie_wjourno katiewilliamscreates.wordpress.com www.linkedin.com/in/katie-williams26/ Edited by Katie Baggott Co-edited by Katie Williams Music: Youtube Audio Library - Rolling Heads by Unicorn Heads You can buy us a coffee: ko-fi.com/northernnatter
16:41
April 29, 2021
S2 EP7 Social media and mental health
Content warning: Mention of self harm and trauma. This week your hosts Katie B and Katie W natter to Jamie Shuttleworth, Head of Social for Newquest, Ruth Aiken, media relations coordinator at the University of Sunderland and Young Women’s Network Coordinator & audio producer Chantal Herbert all about social media.  From discussing what sort of an impact social media has on our mental health with Chantal and Ruth to how to use social media as a journalist with Jamie, the two Katie's get all the tips and advice you need to know when managing social media as an aspiring journalist. Give our guests a follow on Twitter; @JShuttleworth_, @RuthRAiken, @sublime_ivy Northern Natter is recorded via Zoom from Scotland and Northern England. Follow us: twitter.com/northernnatter instagram.com/northernnatterpodcast Katie Baggott: twitter.com/katie_baggott LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/katie-baggott-353559131/ Katie Williams: twitter.com/katie_wjourno katiewilliamscreates.wordpress.com www.linkedin.com/in/katie-williams26/ Edited by Katie Baggott. Co-edited by Katie Williams. Music: Youtube Audio Library - Rolling Heads by Unicorn Heads. You can buy us a coffee: ko-fi.com/northernnatter
29:41
April 19, 2021
S2 EP6 How to get work experience in the media
This week your hosts Katie B and Katie W natter to The Scotsman News Editor Iain Pope and former Spark FM Programming Manager turned freelance radio presenter and media assistant Nathan Ely about work experience. From discussing news and what characteristics employers look for in prospective work experience candidates with Iain, to gaining confidence on the airwaves and building a radio demo, with Nathan; the two Katie's get all the tips and advice you need to gain work experience as an aspiring journalist. Give our guests a follow on Twitter; @iainpope73 and @nathanjosephely Northern Natter is recorded via Zoom from Scotland and Northern England. Follow us: twitter.com/northernnatter instagram.com/northernnatterpodcast Katie Baggott: twitter.com/katie_baggott LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/katie-baggott-353559131/ Katie Williams: twitter.com/katie_wjourno katiewilliamscreates.wordpress.com www.linkedin.com/in/katie-williams26/ Edited by Katie Baggott. Co-edited by Katie Williams. Music: Youtube Audio Library - Rolling Heads by Unicorn Heads. You can buy us a coffee: ko-fi.com/northernnatter
36:08
April 2, 2021
S2 EP5 How to start your own publication
This week your hosts Katie B and Katie W natter to Director of The Ferrett, Ally Tibbitt and freelance journalist Rachel Charlton-Dailey, founder of The Unwritten, all about starting your own publication.  From discussing the 'FOI club', activism and monetizing your work with Ally, to building a community and safe space, with Rachel; the two Katie's get all the tips and advice you need to start your own publication.  Give our guests a follow on Twitter; @allytibbitt and @RachelCDailey Northern Natter is recorded via Zoom from Scotland and Northern England. Follow us: twitter.com/northernnatter  instagram.com/northernnatterpodcast Katie Baggott: twitter.com/katie_baggott LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/katie-baggott-353559131/ Katie Williams: twitter.com/katie_wjourno katiewilliamscreates.wordpress.com www.linkedin.com/in/katie-williams26/ Edited by Katie Williams. Co-edited by Katie Baggott. Music: Youtube Audio Library - Rolling Heads by Unicorn Heads. You can buy us a coffee: ko-fi.com/northernnatter
28:51
March 26, 2021
S2 EP4 How to break into TV and network outside of London
This week the two Katies natter to STV Assistant Producer Roxy McCrae, freelance journalist and author Tasnim Nazeer and researcher Tom Robertson all about how to break into broadcast journalism outside of London and they give their best networking advice.  Follow Tasnim Follow Roxy Northern Natter is recorded via Zoom from Scotland and Northern England. Follow us: twitter.com/northernnatter instagram.com/northernnatterpodcast Katie Baggott: twitter.com/katie_baggott LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/katie-baggott-353559131/ Katie Williams: twitter.com/katie_wjourno katiewilliamscreates.wordpress.com www.linkedin.com/in/katie-williams26/ Edited by Katie Baggott. Co-edited by Katie Williams. Music: Youtube Audio Library - Rolling Heads by Unicorn Heads. You can buy us a coffee: ko-fi.com/northernnatter
36:29
March 20, 2021
S2 EP3 Passing the mic in the journalism industry
This week your hosts Katie B and Katie W nattered to employment lawyer and radio presenter Rupa Mooker, domestic abuse specialist and freelance writer Evie Muir and BBC journalist Ellis Palmer about diversity and inclusion in the media industry. From discussing how the industry can be more accessible, to the sheer exhaustion that comes with being ‘pigeonholed’, Rupa, Evie and Ellis share their thoughts and tips for fellow journalists. Give our guests a follow on twitter and instagram: @xeviemuir, @ellispalmer94, radiorupa (instagram) Northern Natter is recorded via Zoom from Scotland and Northern England. Follow us: twitter.com/northernnatter instagram.com/northernnatterpodcast Katie Baggott: twitter.com/katie_baggott LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/katie-baggott-353559131/ Katie Williams: twitter.com/katie_wjourno katiewilliamscreates.wordpress.com www.linkedin.com/in/katie-williams26/ Edited by Katie Baggott. Co-edited by Katie Williams. Music: Youtube Audio Library - Rolling Heads by Unicorn Heads. You can buy us a coffee: ko-fi.com/northernnatter
41:34
March 6, 2021
S2 EP2 Let's talk money with Freelancing for journalists
CW: mention of murder In this week's episode, Northern Natter has teamed up with Lily and Emma from Freelancing For Journalists to give us all the tips and tricks to getting your finances sorted when starting the freelance journey. We natter how to get organised, what we need to do first and if we can 'make it' up north.  Give them a follow @freelancingfor Northern Natter is recorded via Zoom from Scotland and Northern England. Follow us: twitter.com/northernnatter instagram.com/northernnatterpodcast Katie Baggott: twitter.com/katie_baggott LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/katie-baggott-353559131/ Katie Williams: twitter.com/katie_wjourno katiewilliamscreates.wordpress.com www.linkedin.com/in/katie-williams26/  Edited by Katie Baggott Co-edited by Katie Williams Music: Youtube Audio Library - Rolling Heads by Unicorn Heads You can buy us a coffee: ko-fi.com/northernnatter
31:55
February 25, 2021
S2 EP1. Podcasting and Journalism
We are back for Season 2! It feels good to back and we are kicking things off with a natter about the thing we love most; Podcasting. In this episode we natter to podcasting guru’s BBC’s Georgia Coan, Podcart’s Halina Rifai and iPhone filmmaker Jon Gill all about the impact podcasting is having on journalism. Follow the guests Jon Gill Halina Rifai Georgia Coan Northern Natter is recorded via Zoom from Scotland and Northern England.  Follow us: twitter.com/northernnatter instagram.com/northernnatterpodcast  Katie Baggott: twitter.com/katie_baggott  LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/katie-baggott-353559131/  Katie Williams: twitter.com/katie_wjourno  katiewilliamscreates.wordpress.com  www.linkedin.com/in/katie-williams26/ Edited by Katie Baggott Co-edited by Katie Williams Music: Youtube Audio Library - Rolling Heads by Unicorn Heads You can buy us a coffee: ko-fi.com/northernnatter
48:08
February 20, 2021
EP. 9 Northern Natter Series 1 Round Up of 2020
2020 - we made it! What a year its been. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We are overwhelmed by all of the support we have received since November. We have never felt so welcomed in the journo community and have both found our purpose again after finishing our degrees. The last three months have been a massive learning curve for us and we wouldn’t change it for the world; we love our NN community. We have so many plans for 2021 and we hope you have too. Top tip from us before the year ends: Don’t be too hard on yourself, believe in yourself and write that pitch! If you don’t try, you’ll never know! Try not to be afraid of rejection/failure, take one step at a time and do it :). We wish you all the best for 2021, take one step at a time and we’ll grow together! Until next year, best wishes from Katie B and Katie W. Northern Natter is recorded via Zoom from Scotland and Northern England. Follow us: twitter.com/northernnatter instagram.com/northernnatterpodcast  Katie Baggott: twitter.com/katie_baggott  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-baggott-353559131/  Katie Williams: twitter.com/katie_wjourno  katiewilliamscreates.wordpress.com  https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-williams26/ Edited by Katie Baggott Co-edited by Katie Williams Music: Youtube Audio Library - Rolling Heads by Unicorn Heads  You can buy us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/northernnatter
12:29
December 31, 2020
EP. 8 Advice for students: How to focus on success
In our final episode of Series 1, we’re speaking to Cian O’Sullivan, who uses his experience as a careers advisor in his new podcast, that he presents and produces, called Graduate Compass.  Graduate Compass is a careers education podcast for students and graduates who are struggling to decide on their career path. Cian interviews someone who took an usual career path, usually starting with doing a degree in one area before working in another. In this episode, we natter to Cian about careers advice for graduates, whether failure is a concept in today’s society, how to be less of an internal critique in the media industry and self confidence.  Northern Natter is recorded via Zoom from Scotland and Northern England. Follow us: twitter.com/northernnatter instagram.com/northernnatterpodcast  Katie Baggott: twitter.com/katie_baggott  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-baggott-353559131/  Katie Williams: twitter.com/katie_wjourno  katiewilliamscreates.wordpress.com  https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-williams26/ Graduate Compass: twitter.com/graduatecompass Edited by Katie Baggott Co-edited by Katie Williams Music: Youtube Audio Library - Rolling Heads by Unicorn Heads  You can buy us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/northernnatter
23:11
December 30, 2020
EP. 7 Meet your hosts: The two Katies
Welcome to our 7th episode and second special of Northern Natter proving that you don't need to move to London to be a journalist. In this episode, your hosts, Katie Baggott and Katie Williams natter about their experiences during their studies, their passions and interests and why they love the industry they’re in right now. From degree choices to career bloopers, Katie B and Katie W share their experiences and discuss their tips and tricks for the listeners of Northern Natter. Northern Natter is recorded via Zoom from Scotland and Northern England. Follow us: twitter.com/northernnatter instagram.com/northernnatterpodcast Katie Baggott: twitter.com/katie_baggott LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-baggott-353559131/ Katie Williams: twitter.com/katie_wjourno katiewilliamscreates.wordpress.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-williams26/ Edited by Katie Baggott Co-edited by Katie Williams Music: Youtube Audio Library - Rolling Heads by Unicorn Heads / Blind Date theme tune - London Music Works, 100 Greatest TV Themes Vol. 3 You can buy us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/northernnatter
24:15
December 22, 2020
EP. 6 Should you write for free? & how to get paid
Welcome to our 6th episode of Northern Natter proving that you don't need to move to London to be a journalist. In this episode, your hosts, Katie Baggott and Katie Williams natter to Jessica Evans, founder of the Freelance Sessions, and Dayna McAlpine, Edinburgh Live journalist, from Edinburgh. We discuss the barriers working class people can face in the industry, how to find your stories, and THAT topic- should you write for free?   Jessica and Dayna share their experiences on what it is like to be a woman in the industry and how they got their foot in the door, along with their best tips and tricks for new journalists.   Northern Natter is recorded via Zoom from Scotland and Northern England. Follow us: twitter.com/northernnatter instagram.com/northernnatterpodcast Katie Baggott: twitter.com/katie_baggott LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-baggott-353559131/ Katie Williams: twitter.com/katie_wjourno katiewilliamscreates.wordpress.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-williams26/ Jessica Hope Evans: twitter.com/jesshopeevans Dayna McAlpine: twitter.com/dayna_mcalpine Edited by Katie Williams Co-edited by Katie Baggott Script: Katie Williams & Katie Baggott Music: Youtube Audio Library. Rolling Heads by Unicorn Heads.
30:10
December 11, 2020
EP. 5 How to get a job with a journalism degree
Welcome to our fifth episode of Northern Natter, a podcast proving that you don't need to move to London to be a journalist. In this episode, your hosts, Katie Baggott and Katie Williams natter to Lis Marie Ferla, legal journalist and arts blogger and Richard Bellis, community reporter at the Northern Echo. In this episode, we discuss the differences between freelancing and in-house journalism, whether media law is necessary and whether local journalism is dying or thriving. Lis and Richard also share their top tips and tricks for young broadcasters and journalists. Northern Natter is recorded via Zoom from Scotland and Northern England.  Follow us: twitter.com/northernnatter                     instagram.com/northernnatterpodcast Katie Baggott: twitter.com/katie_baggott                             LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-baggott-353559131/ Katie Williams: twitter.com/katie_wjourno                               katiewilliamscreates.wordpress.com                              https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-williams26/ Lis Marie Ferla - @lastyearsgirl_ Richard Bellis - @RBellisEcho                                 Edited by Katie Baggott. Co-edited by Katie Williams. Script: Katie Williams. Music: Youtube Audio Library. Rolling Heads by Unicorn Heads.
28:14
December 5, 2020
EP. 4 A Natter with JournoResources founder Jem Collins
Welcome to our fourth and first podcast special featuring editor and director of Journo Resources, Jem Collins.  Journo Resources is a non-profit start-up which helps young people break into and progress in the media industry. They create free to use resources and run practical events across the UK, as well as publishing weekly advice features. In this episode, we natter to Jem about how Journo Resources started, the impact it has had for young journalists and how online networking has shifted the journalism industry in the last year. In times of Covid, Northern Natter is recorded via Zoom from Scotland and Northern England.  Follow us: twitter.com/northernnatter  instagram.com/northernnatterpodcast  Katie Baggott: twitter.com/katie_baggott  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-baggott-353559131/  Katie Williams: twitter.com/katie_wjourno  katiewilliamscreates.wordpress.com  https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-williams26/  Edited by Katie Williams.  Co-edited by Katie Baggott . Script: Katie Williams.  Music: Youtube Audio Library. Rolling Heads by Unicorn Heads.
18:19
November 27, 2020
EP. 3 Getting into broadcast: North Vs South
Welcome to our third episode of Northern Natter, a podcast proving that you don't need to move to London to be a journalist. In this episode, your hosts, Katie Baggott and Katie Williams, natter to Northerner James Pywell, commercial scheduling assistant for the Hits Radio Network and Olivia Marks, entertainment reporter for Bauer Media as she lives in up in London.   In this episode, we ask if you have to move down to London to get into broadcast, the future of radio, how to get your foot in the door and voice heard in the radio industry. James and Olivia share their top tips and tricks for young broadcasters. Northern Natter is recorded via Zoom from Scotland and Northern England.  Follow us: twitter.com/northernnatter                     instagram.com/northernnatterpodcast Katie Baggott: twitter.com/katie_baggott                             LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-baggott-353559131/ Katie Williams: twitter.com/katie_wjourno                               katiewilliamscreates.wordpress.com                              https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-williams26/ James Pywell: @jamespywell Olivia Marks: @OliviaLilyMarks                                Edited by Katie Baggott. Co-edited by Katie Williams. Script: Katie Williams. Music: Youtube Audio Library. Rolling Heads by Unicorn Heads.
21:40
November 20, 2020
EP. 2 Alternative routes into the industry and women in journalism
Welcome to our second episode of Northern Natter, a podcast proving that you don't need to move to London to be a journalist. In this episode, your hosts, Katie Baggott and Katie Williams, natter to Shahed Ezaydi, Aurelia Magazine editor and journalist and Emma Boyd, broadcast journalist for BBC Sport.  In this episode, we discuss how university isn’t the only way to get into the industry, gender in the workplace and the effect COVID has had on freelancing.  Northern Natter is recorded via Zoom from Scotland and Northern England.  Follow us: twitter.com/northernnatter                     instagram.com/northernnatterpodcast Katie Baggott: twitter.com/katie_baggott                             LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-baggott-353559131/ Katie Williams: twitter.com/katie_wjourno                               katiewilliamscreates.wordpress.com                              https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-williams26/ Shahed Ezaydi: @shahedezaydi Emma Boyd: @EmzJB                                Edited by Katie Williams. Co-edited by Katie Baggott. Script: Katie Williams. Music: Youtube Audio Library. Rolling Heads by Unicorn Heads.
21:14
November 13, 2020
EP. 1 Is shorthand worth it and the rise of digital media
Is shorthand worth it? And more tips for students and graduates. Welcome to our very first episode of Northern Natter, a podcast proving that you don't need to move to London to be a journalist. In this episode, your hosts, Katie Baggott and Katie Williams, natter to Aberdeen based journalist, Kaitlin Easton. We find out how she grabbed a job just months after graduating, is there enough to do in local news, what skills do we really need and the best advice for student journalists wanting to get into the industry. In times of Covid, Northern Natter is recorded via Zoom from Scotland and Northern England.  Follow us: twitter.com/northernnatter                     instagram.com/northernnatterpodcast Katie Baggott: twitter.com/katie_baggott                             LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-baggott-353559131/                            sunderlandopinionstories.wordpress.com Katie Williams: twitter.com/katie_wjourno                               katiewilliamscreates.wordpress.com                              https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-williams26/                                Edited by Katie Baggott. Co-edited by Katie Williams. Script: Katie Williams. Music: Youtube Audio Library. Rolling Heads by Unicorn Heads.
16:41
November 5, 2020