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My first journalism job: never stop learning

 

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In many ways, the securing of one’s first job in journalism can seem more of an end, than a beginning. The conclusion of the seemingly endless weeks of work experience, the long periods of working for free, internship after internship, the end of years of studying, the cramming for exams while desperately attempting to freelance on the side. The end of trying to stand out among your colleagues and course-mates, fighting for patch stories, for exclusive interviews and the end of applications for jobs. This is only partly the case.

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Should David Cameron wear a ‘feminist t-shirt’?

This morning, this article is doing the rounds on social media, regarding David Cameron’s decision not to support Elle’s feminist campaign by wearing a t-shirt that reads ‘This is what a feminist looks like’. His political rivals/allies Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband, however, have stepped up to the plate.

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Building an online journalism CV with Storify

I think it is safe to assume that there is not a single employer within the media today who will not check out your credentials online before interviewing, or hiring a candidate. Luckily, there’s a lot of tools out there to make everything you’ve done look shiny and awesome. storify Continue reading

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Open letter to City University Journalism department

To the tutors at City University Journalism department.

I am writing this letter because I feel obliged to stand up and represent the views of some of my fellow journalism students in light of a guest lecturer we listened to as part of an entrepreneurial class yesterday (Monday 16 February 2014).

A number of us had some concerns with the speaker, and the content of his talk, and we would like to pass on these comments to you, in the hope you will consider them when planning future events and guest speakers.

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#MandelaMemorial – world media coverage

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As the world’s eyes turned on South Africa for the memorial of Nelson Mandela this afternoon, I took a look at some of the coverage around the world.

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I want your guest posts for Wannabe Hacks

hacks logoAs some of you may already know, I have been working for Wannabe Hacks for the past year, after admiring it from afar for the past two or three. It’s an online journalism resource for aspiring journalists, filled with blogs, personal experiences, how-to guides, digital media and interactive feedback from a community of journalists and wannabes. I’ve just stepped down as a co-editor of the site, and I’m now taking on the role of guest post editor. Enter: you.

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Ideas and Digital Storytelling; positive journalistic inspiration

AdamWestbrookIt was the buzz generated after being allocated my first article on international student fees at my first news meeting of The Boar that I spend my life searching to recreate today.

A fraction of that excitement has been generated by this ebook by Adam Westbrook which I’ve just finished. It’s free, only 90 short and readable pages and you can download it here for free. Yipee. Continue reading

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