Media megastars visit WGHS

On Thursday, 20 June, we were very privileged to have two of New Zealand’s most well-respected and experienced journalists and broadcasters, Carol Hirschfeld and John Campbell, come to speak to the Media Studies scholarship students as part of the scholarship workshop day.






John and Carol are both currently working at TVNZ – John as the Chief Correspondent for 1News, and Carol as the Executive Producer of ‘Breakfast’ on TV1 – but they have many years of experience working in various roles as journalists, presenters, and producers in the television industry in New Zealand. They brought with them a wealth of knowledge for discussion with the students.

We were delighted that despite the recent gloomy news the industry has been facing, they were both very optimistic about where the television broadcasting industry is heading. They gave the students some excellent ideas and information they could use as part of their essay on the media industry in their scholarship exam at the end of the year.

The students thoroughly enjoyed having two high-profile industry professionals come to speak to them, and they asked some insightful questions and engaged well with them. It was a very successful visit, and the students appreciated John and Carol taking time out of their busy days to come to Westlake Girls.