Getting into Journalism
I know what you’re thinking, what is a cover letter and more importantly, how do I write a cover letter?
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It takes time to write the perfect CV – and most employers will spend less than a minute scanning it. Heartbreaking I know.
Journalism is a cut-throat industry so you have to do whatever you can to get ahead.
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.
We know how hard it is to get journalism work experience – especially if you don’t want to spend a week making tea.
It’s the largest student city in Europe so Manchester must be doing something right.
But what makes studying in Manchester so appealing?
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.
Whether you’re fresh out of school or thinking of leaving your current job, knowing how to prepare for an interview is a must.
What subjects are needed to study journalism? This is a very common question, to which there isn’t a right or wrong answer.
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it fuelled the journalist.
For those of you used to writing 280-character tweets, a 4,000-character UCAS personal statement might seem like your idea of hell.
Filling in your UCAS application is the first step on the road to graduation – so you want to make sure you do it properly.
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.
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.
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.