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?
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.
When starting my Journalism diploma-having received the official letter-I was beyond excited. My line of thinking was generally: "This is my CALLING", or even an excited "WHEN DO I START?" The idea of this course is to equip you for tools to become a Journalist, including Shorthand, Law, and much more. Within the industry, there … Continue reading NCTJ Essentials.
In the second year of college, I seemed to be overwhelmed with the constant question: "Are you going to university?" There was also hardly any other information as in such great depth for other options; virtually everyone I knew has now gone off to a degree. Students who decided not to go were a bit of … Continue reading University or a Diploma?