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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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Does anyone have a chance against Jim Murphy for Scottish Labour Leader?

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As the TV hustings for the Scottish Labour leadership got underway last week, Sarah Boyack and Neil Findlay have jobs on their hands competing with the charisma, confidence and experience of Jim Murphy. Will any of them even get a look-in? Simple answer: no, not really.

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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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New starts: Getting paid to watch Andrew Marr

I started blogging about journalism, work experience, careers and politics in around 2006, (back on Blogger, since transferred) and I’m really happy to say that as of August 1, I’m going to be being paid to work full time, writing about politics for a website called Politics Home.

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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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Politics, journalism, volunteering: how do I change the world?

ImageA new poll has found that Americans think that the best way to make a positive change in society is through volunteering and charities, not politics, which they see as a ‘waste of time’ as they cannot get anything done.

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Woolwich attacks show terrorism at its worst: taking advantage of a media-saturated society

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Photo: Steve Rhodes

As usual in such a tragic event, the devastating effects of yesterday’s terror attack in London have left myself and many others in a position of shock, to the point of being unable to comprehend a coherent response. Many will condemn the hateful attack, the violent backlash and others will call for new counter-terror legislation to try and deal with a supposed increased threat to security. What stands out, however, in this attack and others over the past 20 years, is the true extent that terrorism has been transformed by the mass media.

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