Children & Young People's Programme

Rosita Boland and Zainab Bolande in conversation

Rosita Boland and Zainab Boladale in conversation on their career paths and media

Date: Friday 6th March
Time: 10.30am – 11.30am
Ticket Price: Free but ticketed
Venue: glór

Are you interested in a career in the media? How has working in media evolved in recent years? Two of Ireland's finest journalists come from Ennis. Rosita Boland, the 2018 Newsbrands Journalist of the Year, and Zainab Boladale, 2017 DCU Hybrid Awards Journalist of the Year, come together to talk about the similarities and differences in their professional career paths. 

They will chat about their influences, their passions, what it takes to be a great journalist and other jobs they have had in the media. Recently, Rosita published her travel memoir and we will hear how these experiences have influenced her work.  In 2019, Zainab co-launched Beyond Representation which creates visibility and opportunity for women of colour excelling in their chosen career field. Both will talk about life in the public eye and how they deal with the attention, scrutiny and sometimes the trolls. This event will inspire and educate students on a life in media and journalism, career change, diversity and standing out from the crowd. It's not to be missed.

This event is kindly sponsored by Specsavers