Job application woes: why I have to keep going

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It’s very difficult to stay motivated when you are freelancing in your spare time, planning a 5,000 final project, designing a business plan for a new local news app, and revising case studies for media law exams.

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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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What to expect at an MA interview at City University

MADAYCity University is one of the top (they will argue that it’s the best) journalism school in Britain for doing a degree, whether that be undergraduate or postgraduate.  It’s been almost a year since I interviewed at City, and many people with interviews coming up in the next few weeks are asking me about what it was really like.

When I interviewed for my MA in newspaper journalism, I didn’t have much idea what to expect other than what a few friends who had gone the day before said (they missed out the important bits, cheers guys).

So what went on? How is it best to prepare? What did they ask? Here’s my roundup of the day – I hope you find it useful for your own interviews.

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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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My MA @cityjournalism: what I’ve learnt so far

MADAY MA Day: The @CityJournalism class of 2014. Continue reading

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INTERVIEW: GEORGE BROCK on the economic future of journalism

George-BrockThere is not one unique business model that can be put in place to rescue declining print products, according to George Brock, Head of Journalism at City University.

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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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