University of Lincoln Journalism graduate reports from the frontline

University of Lincoln graduate and Channel 4 Foreign Producer, Michael French (BA Hons Journalism, 2008) spends a typical day covering the current conflict in Syria, Turkey and Iraq. 

Documenting the devastation live on his Twitter feed from a production unit at the back of a barber’s shop, Mike recently recorded the action from the Turkish Syria border, where thousands of Kurdish refugees fled militants from Islamic State, the radical Islamist group which has seized territory across northern and western Iraq and eastern Syria.

Michael was first recognised by Channel 4 as a ‘promising young journalist’ in 2008, when his report on a new pub video game, designed by gaming students at the University of Lincoln, was shortlisted by Channel 4 as part of a student TV journalist competition.
For updates on Mike’s journey, follow him on Twitter at @MichFrenC4




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Story credits: Isabel Laycock

October 2014


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