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Why hire me? Perfect tea, cupcakes and puppies…


Dear Sir/Madam,

Hi, I’m Natasha and I’m looking for work experience in journalism.

Let me try and entice you to hire me…

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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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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that.”

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Instagram: roanzone. The Brooklyn Academy of Music, April 15 2013.

Everyone has their own ways of dealing with a tragedy such as yesterday’s attacks on Boston, which at the present have left two dead and around a hundred injured. Some will respond with anger, some sadness, some with deference and determination to stand strong among the wreckage. Some will remain glued to CNN and Fox, others will shut it out and get on.

This is my way of dealing with it; writing, and sharing experience. For everyone who has lost a little faith in humanity today, here are a few examples of strength among the darkness. Continue reading

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What to expect at a journalism MA interview at Sheffield University

sheffThe crossroads of life led me to Sheffield University earlier a few weeks back for an interview for their print journalism MA.

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Could a ‘jury service’ type body be the next step for press regulation?

noMost people in Britain are convinced that after the disaster of the phone hacking scandal, something needs to change in the press in order to prevent such a disaster from ever happening again.

Despite the considerable debate and dominating news coverage there has been on Leveson and whether the government will implement its recommendations, not many people are really sure on what this translates into, in real terms, for the future of the press.

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What’s the best way to ‘Get In’ to the BBC?


The BBC’s Journalism Trainee Scheme and Production Talent Pool attract hundreds of applications for their schemes every year. Understandably, it’s incredibly competitive.

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Warwick University sector event: Working in publishing and journalism

newlookboarWarwick University hosted a careers event on the journalism and publishing sector last night, with a range of tips from professionals in the industry. Around 200 students packed into H0.51 to hear tips and tricks from the experts on working in publishing and journalism.

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