"And what would you like to do in the industry, if you graduate?" It's a question that I get asked a lot. Because: just what would you like to do as a journalist? And I'm still wrestling with it. And since I started the course, my ambition has since changed. You see, I love the idea of … Continue reading Deciding what to do as a journalist.
I get asked a lot about the course I'm currently taking, which is training me to be a journalist. Therefore, I thought I would expand my posts about it-which you can read here-by bringing another Blogger on board. Kate is a Blogger and journalist, who will soon be beginning to broadcast with a new radio … Continue reading Kate Jones Interview
When I started my journalism training, it was pressed upon us that, from day one, we would be writing for publication. That's something I struggle with; coming up with ideas continually. So: what to do? (Apart from writing a blog post, that is.) Go and look at Journalism resources. Journalism resources, for journalists in training, … Continue reading How to formulate story ideas.
NOTE: this post makes brief reference to gory topics. This experience also relates back to late October. It all started off with a podcast, mentioned by my law lecturer. I think it was during a lecture about Privacy-or was it Defamation?-that this was introduced. Being curious, I had to find out more when I got home. … Continue reading The ‘Byline’ experience.
September seems a long time ago, doesn't it? It was just over two months that I started my NCTJ qualification; in that amount of time, I have learnt a lot. And I have been immersed in 'being a journalist'-if you can call me that. Therefore, I thought that I would share with you what I … Continue reading Two months on the NCTJ: here’s what I’ve learnt.
"Why bother being a journalist?" is a question I get asked a lot; it seemingly doesn't fit with what people think of me. Because it wasn't always an ambition of mine; firstly, I wished to be a writer. And a journalist is not always looked upon well-enough for stereotypes to be flung at me regularly. … Continue reading Why bother to be a journalist?
Ever since I saw this post on Jump For Journalism, I have been intrigued-as well as worried-about Vox Pops. (For you 'non-Journo' folks, this means taking a sample of people-the more varied the better, in order to be representative-and asking one particular question to get a range of answers on a single issue. Imagine my … Continue reading To Vox Pop or not to Vox Pop?
Disclaimer: I was sent the backpack in this post by a company called YourDesign, at my own request for a review. However, this post contains my honest opinion. Students! We have a lot of heavy textbooks, don't we? And I know that I am only a part time student-two nights and one day a week-so, in … Continue reading What’s in my bag? NCTJ edition.
Way back when I was a small child, if you'd have told me "You're going to Fleet Street"-as in, to be a Journalist, though most publications are now based elsewhere-I'd have probably laughed in your face. Me? The child who didn't make many friends? Seriously? Fat chance! Imagine my glee on spotting this... This is … Continue reading Going to Fleet Street?
On this blog I thought I could bring in a new section; having started my NCTJ Journalism course, I thought that I would share a little bit-in a creative way-about the course, and what I'm up to. So: you want to be a Journalist. You get yourself on this diploma. Asides from academic subjects, etc, … Continue reading What happens when you start a NCTJ course.