Olivia is a journalist and a documentary filmmaker – as well as the founder of PressPad. She’s written for The Guardian, The Economist, TIME Magazine, Reuters, the BBC and others. The situation with unpaid internships was so bad when she started out that she calculated that a one-way ticket to Chile would be a more cost-effective option, AND help her learn Spanish. After time in South America, she went on to graduate from Columbia Journalism School, before being lucky enough to do a lot of paid internships and fellowships in the US with the likes of VICE News, AJ+, the BBC Washington bureau and The Wall Street Journal. Ironically it was one of only two unpaid internships she did at the BBC World Service that led to her current job now.
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Ayomikun Adekaiyero is an undergrad journalism student at the University of Kent's Centre for Journalism. Last year, after reflecting on what type of journalist he wanted to be, he decided to start his own blog, Diary of a Procrastinator, to write about things that interest him. The diverse yet unique ways journalists use new technology and multimedia Journalism have always stood out to him. He has also been in charge of his campus' student media society, KTV Media, creating videos that reflect student and lecturer life.
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Amber Sunner is a student journalist who is currently completing her BA in Journalism at the University of Kent's Centre for Journalism. She was shortlisted for BBC Radio 4's Student Journalist of the Year award and also completed an internship at Thiiird Magazine. She has written for UniNews, Kent Messenger, Maidstone Messenger and Kent Online.
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Even though we are a very small social enterprise we want to lead by example. As of June 2020, we are committed to paying all of our freelancers, ambassadors and contractors a living wage. And just in case we needed to repeat it, we don't believe in unpaid internships or work experience. Unless a member of the team chooses to work as a volunteer or donate their wage, we will never accept unpaid work.