PressPad was founded by BBC journalist Olivia Crellin following her own experience of entering a journalism career from outside the M25 – and after hearing the stories of many others.
Olivia, who grew up in the Midlands, calculated that it would cost the same or less to take a flight abroad and start her journalism adventures in a foreign country where the cost of living was significantly cheaper – than try her hand interning in London for free with hefty rent and travel costs and no guarantee of a job.
The unreliable nature of journalism means that many who make the move to London – even with opportunities lined up – will face the same situation.
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