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Shane Ryan- Broadcast Journalist

My name is Shane Ryan and I have just studied a BJTC (Broadcast Journalism Training Council) accredited Master of Arts (MA) in Sports Broadcast Journalism at Staffordshire University. This website is an online portfolio of my broadcast work thus far. And all work has been undertaken by me at all stages; from concept to finished product.

I have produced  a number of news and topical packages as well as documentaries and short films for the Stoke City Football Club Website  and YouTube channel about its Community Trust Projects.

During my course I have also interviewed several high-profile sportsmen and women at venues across the country. These include Stoke City F.C. players, elite darts players, leading figures in women’s football, Olympic athletes  and World Cup final referee Howard Webb to name but a few.

Confident and competent at all levels from the filming & production stage to broadcasting, and have experience working in a newsroom (both television and radio studios) as well as refined interviewing, reporting and presenting skills.  I possess a genuine understanding and interest in current affairs and sports such as football, with a particularly strong knowledge of European football, darts, golf and tennis. Extremely adaptable and versatile in covering all sports across the board, and have produced various packages on sports such as field hockey and tennis.

I enjoy finding stories of journalistic enterprise that have previously been untold or received little exposure. This is something that comes naturally to me, being able to think outside the box and enlightening people who view my work.

Website includes:

-Two short documentaries on darts. Short film (video) entitled “Why Darts is Big in Stoke?” Short documentary (audio) on young darts players in Stoke-on-Trent and the financial dilemmas they face with a relative lack of sponsorship and funding if compared to more affluent areas.

Both pieces include contributions from elite darts players both past and present- including  16-time World Champion Phil Taylor, 2-time World Champion Adrian Lewis and World Championship finalist Andy Hamilton; all players deriving from Stoke-on-Trent- seen as the home of one of the most watched sports worldwide.

-A 30-minute documentary on the current (2014) state of hockey in the UK.

– A 7-minute video report on Stoke City Football Club undertaking the Kicks Project- a Premier League initiative aimed at helping disadvantaged young people who lack facilities and support and covers themes such as the RESPECT campaign and Kick It Out.

– 2 short films for the Stoke City Football Club website based on the club’s government funded National Citizen Service Programme            undertaken within the club and outside in the local community.  11-minute film is based on the NCS Project in the summer of 2013. 5-minute film is based on young people becoming ambassadors to raise awareness for mental health in the area of North Staffordshire.

– Video package following Stoke City Football Club player Peter Crouch on World Book Day as he used his inspirational sporting profile to encourage more young children to read and promote the National Citizen Service.

– Video package on Stoke City Ladies Football Club and their historic treble-winning trophy success.