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My first journalism job: never stop learning

 

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Photo: photolouge_hp

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

Photo: Steve Rhodes

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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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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Give it a rest Jim, we can’t fix it.

Heads have begun rolling in the latest revelation in the Jimmy Savile affair.

It emerged yesterday that Newsnight editor, Peter Rippon, responsible for dropping a report into Savile’s sexual abuse claims has temporarily stepped aside.

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Proof that women’s magazines can make you feel… okay. [personal post]

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[Note: this is primarily a personal post and doesn’t have a lot to do with the media. This post is for me, it’s my blog after all. Now is your chance to click the back button.]

I regularly read Glamour magazine, and despite the stigma associated with women’s magazines such as these, I do quite enjoy it.
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