Starting my NCTJ qualification left me with a lot of thoughts; in fact, my head is very rarely not buzzing with story ideas, questions, shorthand outlines, snatches of poetry, possible drawings. So: I thought I would share 100 thoughts that I have had about being on this course with you. Some may be cynical, sarcastic, … Continue reading 100 thoughts I have had about being on a journalism course.
What's your routine on Saturday? At 9:15, I start the first topic lecture (currently Law), with a lunch break in-between, with Shorthand later. In Law, we learn about things such as Defamation, libel-with things such as Untold (Podcast), and Harry Evans (brilliant journalist) thrown in. But the break is where 'magic' happens. Among the food-a … Continue reading The best networking takes place on your break.
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.
As an aspiring Journalist, I must admit that 'Journo stereotypes' really do anger me; that we are ruthless in pursuit of a story, we hack phones, that we are corrupt, harass celebrities, etc. That we pay for our sources, write for our own agendas, steal information. For this post, I wanted to offer up … Continue reading In defence of Journalists.
For a long time now, I've known that I would love to be a Journalist. It was to do with words-just a simple love of words-was what started it off; wanting, even having to write. The interest in 'Current Affairs' came later, with my love of history-cold war, world war two, rock. The NTCJ (National … Continue reading On My Way To The NCTJ.