Jonathan Latimer

I am a British journalist with a passion for news. I graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in May 2023 with a First Class Honours Degree in Sports Journalism, as well as achieving both Gold Standard National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) Diplomas.

During my time at university in the UK, I have developed a wide range of skills across TV and Radio. I have been trained to find stories and bring them to life. I have excellent interview techniques. I am technically proficient in operating mirrorless cameras, able to edit into packages using a wide range of video editing software such as Adobe Premiere and Avid Media Composer. I am familiar with the different roles and responsibilities in the news gallery and am a competent presenter.

Additionally, I spent the academic year of 2021-2022 studying abroad as a media student in the United States of America at McNeese State University, an experience that had a significant impact on me. Studying abroad in the United States was an incredible experience that broadened my perspective both personally and professionally. During my time at McNeese, I had the opportunity to immerse myself in a new culture and interact with people from diverse backgrounds. This experience helped me develop a more nuanced understanding of different communities and perspectives, which I believe is essential in journalism.

I am excited to continue learning and growing as a journalist, and I believe that my skills, passion, and international experience make me a valuable addition to any newsroom. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me a little better!