Episode 6

Published on:

2nd Apr 2021

#6 From Student Radio to BBC Radio 1, Making the News Easy to Understand and Telling Great Stories with Will Chalk, Multimedia Journalist at BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat

On the final episode of The Social Sanctuary Series 2, I chat to Will Chalk, Multimedia Journalist for the Newsbeat team at the BBC. Will produces news and features for BBC Radio 1 and he started his journey in Student Radio before working in local radio and then moving on to his dream job at BBC Radio 1. Find out more about Will's career so far, and how he creates informative, easy to understand news content for Newsbeat.

Will also shares some top tips on how to step away from the news if it becomes too much and shares some of his favourite moments from his journey to BBC Radio 1.

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The Social Sanctuary
Inspirational conversations for a digital world
As a digital marketing professional, I spend much of my time online. The internet provides plenty of fantastic opportunities for us all, but it can also be draining. With so much noise, finding peace and time to reflect is more essential than ever before.

Through inspirational conversations with key individuals, The Social Sanctuary takes a closer look at important topics across the digital space, covering everything from cyberbullying to online influencers, how to get young people into work and the importance of mental health.

The Social Sanctuary provides a break from the hustle and bustle of online life, giving us all a space to discuss the matters which really matter in the hectic modern world.
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Harvey Morton

Harvey Morton is one of the brightest entrepreneurial lights in the UK, founding his own company in 2013. During this time, he juggled both his new work commitments and his education, completing his GCSE’s and A-Levels while getting his first company off the ground. Harvey is a Sheffield Hallam University Graduate and received support from the SHU Enterprise Team to grow his business alongside his studies.

In the last few years, Harvey’s reputation for excellence has continued to grow, picking up the IPSE Young Freelancer of the Year (2018) along the way.

Following this achievement, he relaunched his flagship brand as Harvey Morton Digital, providing the key solutions to all the digital problems his clients face. He also makes regular appearances as a public speaker at major events focuses on entrepreneurship.

When he’s not working, Harvey loves to inspire other young future leaders as they begin on their own entrepreneurial journeys, as well as continuously engaging with the latest thought leadership in his field.

He winds down by indulging in some of his favourite hobbies. Alongside trips to the cinema and seeing the latest concerts, Harvey also enjoys relaxing with friends and family, working out and getting acquainted with all the best new restaurants and cafes. He can often be found walking his beloved border collie, Nelly.

As a talented and ever-developing young professional, Harvey has the skills needed to work alongside teams of all sizes and draws on his own experience to help them tackle even the most complex of digital issues. He is adept at analytical thinking and problem solving, involving the client at each step of the way while fuelling continuous innovation.