Rosetta Fourlagawo is one of our mentees on our 2019-20 scheme and has just found work as a researcher at Sky News. Rosetta writes:
I’ve just joined the Sky News Team on the Foreign Desk as a researcher – a desk I’ve always dreamed to work on, in whatever capacity.
So far, on the Foreign Desk I do whatever I can to assist the team; from doing research into potential stories, pitching stories for various platforms, carrying out further research into stories, finding contributors that can help tell a story clearly, visa applications.
I’m delighted to be in a newsroom, doing what I love but I’m especially enjoying learning about people and places around the world, especially during such an uncertain time as now; we’re actually very similar as a people!
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, I’m only able to be in three days a week which is a blessing, as I’m a new member of the team and I get some level of person to person interaction with the team on the desk and throughout Sky. Microsoft Teams has been helpful though!
Thank you to all at the John Schofield Trust, Sky News and my incredible mentors; Nick Pollard and Roohi Hassan who are always extending themselves to me.
Tune into Sky News on your phone, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram for everything news related and watch out for the important stories that will be helping us understand the world around us, especially at this present moment in history.’
You can watch the first Sky News piece about floods hitting Africa that Rosetta worked on as a researcher alongside Africa Correspondent, John Sparks and Editor, Garwen McLuckie, here.