Getting into Journalism

How to become a broadcast journalist

Once the reserve of highly-skilled, specialist cameramen, rapid developments in modern technology and news gathering means that every journalist must now be well-versed in the use of broadcast equipment. But how do you become a broadcast journalist?

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Studying in London

England’s capital and home to more than 500,000 students, there are so many reasons why you should study journalism in London.

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How to apply via UCAS Extra 2017

Sometimes it feels like you need a degree just to navigate the UCAS site. So, from ‘What is UCAS clearing?’ to ‘When is the UCAS Extra deadline 2017?’ we’re here to help.

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Best mobile journalism apps

We all know the importance of mobile journalism, but how can you make the most out of your phone? Here we talk about the best mobile journalism apps and top mojo tips.

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What is mobile journalism?

From breaking political news to covering village fairs, mobile journalism – or mojo as we like to call it – is now as an essential skill for journalists. But what is mobile journalism?

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Top revision tips: how to prepare for your exams

Your fingers are stained with highlighters and you’re waking up with post-it notes stuck in your hair – it must be exam season. But never fear, The School of Journalism are here with seven of the best fool proof revision tips for you.

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Write the perfect CV

It takes time to write the perfect CV – and most employers will spend less than a minute scanning it. Heartbreaking I know.

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How to become a photojournalist

Getting into photojournalism is competitive – but so is any job worth having. You won’t become a photojournalist just through taking nice pictures – you need to be able to tell a story through a photo. And once your photos convey emotion, then you’ve nailed it.

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Studying in Manchester

It’s the largest student city in Europe so Manchester must be doing something right.

But what makes studying in Manchester so appealing?

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How to become a sports journalist

Want to become a sports journalist? That’s not a problem, but you need to know this: before you can be a good sports journalist, you need to learn to be a good journalist.

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What subjects are needed to study journalism?

What subjects are needed to study journalism? This is a very common question, to which there isn’t a right or wrong answer. Indeed, ‘journalism’ is a very broad term – therefore it is apt that there are no specific A-levels required if you want to become a journalist....

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Is journalism for me?

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it fuelled the journalist. Journalism is the only career where being nosey is a good thing. That is, unless you want to become a spy. Are you interested in fashion? Or maybe you want to become a sports journalist? There’s a form...

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How to write your UCAS personal statement

For those of you used to writing 140-character tweets, a 4000-character UCAS personal statement might seem like your idea of hell. The UCAS personal statement word count is 47 lines or 4000 characters – and trust us, you’ll want more. Starring at a blank page can be...

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Filling in your UCAS application

Filling in your UCAS application is the first step on the road to graduation – so you want to make sure you do it properly. It may be daunting, but so is going to university so it’s best just to face it head on. The good thing is you don’t need to do it all at once –...

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Building your journalism portfolio

You have slaved over your cover letter and poured blood, sweat and tears into your CV, but there’s one more hurdle before the finish line – building your journalism portfolio. Much like the age-old debate – should your CV be one page or two? – building your journalism...

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How to prepare for a journalism job interview

Knowing how to prepare for a journalism job interview might seem worlds apart from that part-time job application you filled out when you were 15. But never fear, we asked our award-winning editorial team what it takes to make you stand out so you can fulfil your...

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Do I need Teeline shorthand to become a journalist?

In a world where everyone with a smart phone thinks they’re a journalist, speed is everything – and it’s three times quicker to type out Teeline shorthand notes than to listen back to audio recordings. It’s also illegal to make audio or video recordings of most...

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