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High Hopes

8 Nov 12

I remember sitting here 12 months ago, looking through NCTJ courses and telling myself that I was absolutely bonkers for pursuing a pipe-dream.

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Per Ardua Ad Alta (Through Efforts to High Things)

26 Oct 12

Someone asked me recently where I get my drive from, and I suddenly remembered the Latin proverb that was engraved on my St.Vincent Girls High School badge.

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What to expect in your first journalism job

16 Oct 12

I work for a local weekly newspaper and in the last three months since I’ve started my job, I’ve had a free kite surfing lesson, donned wellies to visit a dairy farm, interviewed a member of JLS over the phone, covered a high profile rape case, and spent a day on the beach reporting on a sandcastle competition.

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Recipients are ‘living the dream’ thanks to the Journalism Diversity Fund

24 Sep 12

Thursday was the annual celebratory lunch for the Journalism Diversity Fund. The event brought together more than 60 professionals from across the industry and provided the opportunity for me to hear from past bursary recipients and discover whether the industry was as doomed as I’d heard.

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A day in the life of a student journalist

7 Sep 12

Yes, I am finally here. Having worked as a reporter for mainly Turkish media for the past seven years, I became a student journalist at the London headquarters of the Press Association.

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Determination

20 Aug 12

‘Getting your foot in the door’ is a term that aspiring journalists get told time and time again, so if you’re not used to hearing it, get used to it.

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Never a dull day for journalists

15 Aug 12

If you ever doubt your journalistic quest, try and think of another job, which introduces you to criminals, top academics or celebrities; where you are ahead of the game, writing part of history.

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“Journalism is the most exciting job in the world”

23 Jul 12

My heart was thumping. Was it nerves, or was it the adrenalin rushing through my body like my mid-morning coffee had been spiked with ecstasy?

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Changes and challenges

18 Jul 12

If you want to be a journalist, you have to be able to adapt to change.

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“If you are really determined to be a journalist, don’t let anything put you off”

28 Jun 12

As my course draws to a close, I am experiencing a mixture of emotions. I am sad, and slightly scared, that 20 of the most enjoyable weeks of my life are almost over, yet very excited about starting the career I have always dreamed of.

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