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Journalism: it’s a marathon, not a sprint

5 May 16

I’m not much of a crier but there a few things that are guaranteed to set me off and one of those is the London Marathon theme tune.

The image of the colourful crowd crossing the Tower Bridge to the triumphant tones of Ron Goodwin’s 1966 classic is a sure fire way to start the waterworks, and often a eulogy about how athletics brings us all together.

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Bring an idea, get results

15 Apr 16

My work experience placement at the New Statesman came about quite by chance. I was looking at the websites of my favourite newspapers and current affairs magazines with an eye to my up-coming work experience when I saw that the New Statesman was ‘working actively with selected charities to offer work experience to students from low-income families and under-represented group.’

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The Interview: What are the panel looking for?

29 Mar 16

Journalism has woken up to how diversity in news rooms enriches content and makes it more representative and relevant to consumers. But the industry simply hasn’t kept pace with society’s cultural expansion and is playing catch-up.

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My Gold Standard Journey

16 Mar 16

Last year, I decided to quit the glamorous life of a PR to pursue a dream I’ve had since I was 12-years-old – to become a journalist.

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Shortlisting: What do I look for in an application?

9 Mar 16

I’ve been shortlisting JDF applications for around five years now and I rip open my envelope of applications with excitement when I get them in the post.

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Celebrating 10 years of supporting the Journalism Diversity Fund

26 Feb 16

Encouraging people from a wide variety of backgrounds to become journalists is vital if the media is to have a voice that is as diverse as the issues it reports on.

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Nearly at Tipping Point– my unique work experience experience

15 Feb 16

Kal shares how he turned around a disappointing situation into a busy week filled with work placements.

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Student Council 2016: The future of print

8 Feb 16

“It’s not whether printed press will die, it’s whether it should be free.”

For all students either completing their NCTJ qualification or those that have finished, this past year has been one of change and progress – and this was certainly the main focus of the NCTJ student council meeting 2016.

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VIDEO: My Brilliant Moment

15 Jan 16

Journalism Diversity Fund recipient, Gemma-Louise Hodgson talks to Media Trust about how she overcame her Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome diagnosis to become a sports journalist.

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Asperger’s and Journalism – My Journey

7 Dec 15

My own path towards a career in journalism has not been straightforward, to say the least. As an individual who, aged 18, was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism, I can appreciate the difficulty that people like myself will encounter within a demanding and challenging profession such as journalism.

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