Daniella is about to begin her final year as a journalism student. In this blog she talks about how to make the most of your experience with student journalism.
As a journalist, it is normal that ideas for potential stories come to you almost randomly and throughout your everyday life but the “everything is copy” mantra can have its drawbacks if you do truly make everything copy.
The pandemic has highlighted the financial and cultural disadvantages that children from working-class and deprived backgrounds face when remote and online learning. On International Literacy Day we aim to focus on the mechanisms and approaches that could be adopted to narrow the existing digital and class divide in literacy teaching and learning in the UK – ultimately improving learning poverty during the pandemic and beyond.
The opportunity to gain journalistic experience through an internship is a great way to explore the exciting world of the media industry. However, the opportunity to gain a wide range of insight and industry advice from your PressPad mentor and host is something that should be taken advantage of throughout your stay. It is important to remember that each and every one of our PressPad host and guest experiences can be completely different – and each professional relationship including expectations and arrangements should be established at the beginning of your stay.
Whether you are a highly experienced and skilful writer or are just starting your career in writing or journalism; you can always benefit from trying to improve and further your writing and editing skills. Actively seeking ways to enhance your writing abilities will not only ensure that you are creating high-quality work that is relevant and up to date with industry trends but will ultimately encourage you to be the best version of yourself.
Want to call yourself an “award winning” journalist? First you’ll need to submit yourself and your work to awards. We rounded up some of the awards that are open to student and young journalists and are free to enter in this piece.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary we have compiled a list of 50 inspiring and influential women in journalism
Becoming a PressPad guest is an exciting opportunity to not only gain journalistic experience through an internship, but to build and establish a working relationship with your mentor/host. We have created a list of ways you can become the best PressPad guest, which will enable you to make the most out of this valuable experience.
Every day journalists risk their lives reporting on issues surrounding conflict and raising awareness of injustices all around the world. For World Humanitarian Day we have created a list of inspiring individuals that are attempting to bring to light wrongdoings and oppression.
Having comfort zones and certain tasks we are good at is normal and necessary. Having such a place can be helpful as a journalist, but it is also important to recognise when your comfort zone could become a hindrance and hold you back – and when it is time to step out of it!