Getting into Journalism
Our entire School of Journalism class of 2021 achieved first-class degrees in BA (Hons) in Multimedia Journalism in Manchester.
You’ve been accepted onto your dream journalism course and the start date is looming… Here’s how to prepare for an NCTJ journalism course.
Being a journalist in 2021 involves so much more than writing and interviewing. You can broaden your journalistic horizons by learning how to use Canva and becoming a visual storyteller.
Investigative reporter and News Associates alumna Vicky Gayle shares how she got into investigative journalism.
If you change your mind or don’t get the grades you need for your firm or insurance choice, you can apply through UCAS Clearing.
If you’ve applied for university and used all five of your original UCAS choices, UCAS Extra gives you another chance to gain a place.
We spoke with Alex Brown, Westminster correspondent at The Scotsman and News Associates alumnus, about how he got into political journalism and what his advice would be for people wanting to break into the industry.
Do you want to study journalism at university? Here’s why you should apply to The School of Journalism in London or Manchester.
Whether you’re already working in journalism or just starting out, here is a guide to organisations and resources supporting journalists in their careers.
The London local elections were the perfect opportunity for our trainees to get stuck in and report on the action as it happened.
We invited a panel of talented guest speakers to talk to aspiring journalists about what it takes to make it in the world of sports journalism.
In the age of digital news and social media, why is tackling misinformation so important and how do you fact-check as a journalist?
Journalism in 2021 involves so much more than writing news… here is our guide on how to use Instagram as a journalist!
Now a news reporter with stories across national papers, Adam Wareing shares his journey since graduating from the School of Journalism last year.
The School of Journalism is officially the number one NCTJ-accredited degree in the UK.
We spoke with Richard Amofa, The Athletic staff editor and News Associates alumnus, about how he got into sports journalism.
Having graduated last year from The School of Journalism, Olivia Burke shares her experience of landing her first journalism job.
JournoFest 2021 was packed full of extraordinary insights, intriguing stories from across the globe, and expert career advice from our star guest speakers.
Every year we host a free journalism conference exclusively for our News Associates and School of Journalism trainees and special guests – and this year is no different.
Who are they and what do they do? Here is everything you need to know about local democracy reporters!
Whether you want to start your own publication, podcast or newsletter, you can find out how with the best pieces of advice from our journalism masterclasses in February half term.
Eat, sleep, Zoom, repeat – as pandemic life continues, many aspiring journalists may be wondering how to break out of the cycle and how to network during lockdown.
When reading or watching the news, it can sometimes be hard to find stories that put a smile on your face – so we thought we’d help by giving you a list of the best places to find positive news.
With most of the UK back in lockdown restrictions, many journalists are struggling to remain positive – which is why we’ve put together some inspiring pieces of advice on how to stay motivated during lockdown.
From jobs and opportunities to personal insights into the industry, here is our list of the best journalism newsletters to subscribe to.
From investigative dramas to hilarious comedies exploring the highs and lows of the media industry, here is our list of the best journalism films to watch!
We spoke with News Associates alumna Beth Kirkbride about how she got into entertainment journalism and what her advice would be for young people wanting to break into the industry.
From top tips to the golden rules of reporting, here is our A-Z guide to journalism.
As you take your first steps into journalism, you may be searching for the best places to pitch freelance articles.
We held a series of journalism masterclasses for sixth form students during October half term. Here is a breakdown of what we learnt from our talented guest speakers.
If you want to go to university in 2021, it is likely you will be applying through UCAS – here is our complete guide on how to apply and what options are available for you when choosing where to study.
The road to becoming a journalist often starts with the NCTJ. Here is our comprehensive guide to what it is and why it is so important for aspiring journalists.
Here are the best documentaries to watch if you want to be a journalist.
100% of our first ever undergraduate class achieved a gold-standard NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism – a record-breaking achievement.
In an ever-changing media landscape, podcasts are on the rise – and they are the perfect way to further immerse yourself in the world of journalism.
News Associates’ in-house websites South West Londoner and Mancunian Matters have a fresh new look.
As we enter a new digital age of journalism, the NCTJ diploma has been updated to a Level 5 qualification to reflect the complex multimedia skills delivered on their accredited courses.
After working hard each week to master their essential journalism skills, our trainees will now get the chance to attend free remote yoga sessions on Sunday mornings.
100% of final year undergraduate trainees at The School of Journalism have passed their 100wpm shorthand exam.
What is Clearing Plus and how will Clearing work in 2020? Your questions answered below!
If you are considering becoming a journalist, or indeed, if you are in the early stages of your journalism career, then I recommend reading the following titles. Believe me, they make a nice change from pouring over McNae’s and Cartwright, writes postgraduate trainee Gemma Corby.
Our newsrooms may have fallen uncharacteristically silent but The School of Journalism trainees certainly haven’t – but would you expect anything else?
Beaches, Brits and broadcast: How I spent my journalism bursary filming a boxing documentary in Bermuda
We offer each of our trainees up to £1,000 every summer of their degree to spend on journalism work experience or a journalism project. It’s part of what makes us the UK’s most practical journalism degree. Here, trainee Luke Madeira tells us how he used his bursary to film a boxing documentary in Bermuda.
The buzz of the byline – it never goes away! Writes our head of journalism Andrew Greaves.
The art of successful interviewing is often overlooked in newsrooms, writes our deputy managing editor Graham Dudman.
The COVID-19 outbreak means most of us will be housebound for the foreseeable future, which may leave us feeling anxious, frustrated, lonely and most notably, bored, so School of Journalism trainee and Mancunian Matters journalist Anna Brocklehurst has done some...
Looking through pages and pages of journalism jobs or tying to gain some valuable work experience? There are plenty of websites out there which can help make that search easier.
There is no better feeling than pitching stories and getting your work published. And getting a byline in a good publication can help you get noticed when you’re taking your first steps into journalism.
Wondering where to look for your next journalism role? LinkedIn is one of the most helpful sites out there for job-hunting journalists.
New releases, red carpets and reviews: How I spent my summer bursary covering Cannes and Venice film festivals
We offer each of our trainees up to £1,000 every summer of their degree to spend on journalism work experience or a journalism project. It’s part of what makes us the UK’s most practical journalism degree.
Here, trainee Harry Benbow tells us about how he spent his bursary covering Cannes and Venice film festivals.