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Theo Chikomba of BBC News, and Ishwari Yardi at University of Leeds, on mentorships during covid-19

A mentor and the mentee talk about best practices around providing guidance to students wanting to enter the media industry

Posted by Jacob Granger on 08/10/20

How did you get your first job in digital content production?

Journalism degrees teach a multitude of useful skills. Bournemouth University graduate Roxanne Cooper-Costello talks about how her Master's degree in multimedia journalism has helped her break into creating social media video content for brands

Posted by Sandra Stoica on 05/10/20

How did you get your first job in freelance radio journalism?

Imogen Holland, Salford University graduate, talks about becoming a freelance journalist at Metro Radio during the pandemic

Posted by Isabelle Osborne on 15/09/20

BJTC relaunches support scheme for virtual work experience and cancelled placements

Struggling with the bills whilst working from home? Underprivileged journalism students can receive £200 from the Placement Assistance Scheme to ensure that everyone gets a fair shot in the industry

Posted by Jacob Granger on 13/09/20

How did you get your first job in feature writing?

Nicole Baddeley, Bournemouth University graduate, talks about becoming a digital trends and feature writer for Newsquest during the pandemic

Posted by Sandra Stoica on 07/09/20

How do you interview celebs during the coronavirus pandemic?

Two celebrity journalists share their stories about quizzing the rich and famous on Zoom calls, including chatting with explorer Steve Backshall about the strangest places he has defecated

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 03/09/20

How did you get your first job at a local paper?

James Ashworth, City, University of London graduate, talks about becoming a local reporter at the Andover Advertiser during the pandemic

Posted by Grace Braddock on 20/08/20

Five tips for making your internship application stand out

Give yourself the best chance to get noticed by following this advice from two senior producers at CNN

Posted by Grace Braddock on 17/08/20

Lottie Gross, freelance writer, on how to make travel writing work when you cannot travel

Finding freelance work in a lockdown has been a nightmare for many but travel writing was especially badly hit. Here is how the pandemic forced the industry to reinvent itself

Posted by Jacob Granger on 06/08/20

Tip: What to do when your internship falls through

Journalism students have found newsroom opportunities limited in the covid-19 era. Where else can they look to hone their talents?

Posted by Ellie Smitherman on 03/08/20

A future in journalism: four ways to gain work experience during the coronavirus pandemic

When internships and work placements are being cancelled or postponed, how can entry-level journalists carve a career for themselves?

Posted by Ellie Smitherman on 29/07/20

Tip: How to keep your career moving after losing your job

Thousands of journalists have been laid off throughout the coronavirus pandemic - here is how they can find new inspiration and work

Posted by Ellie Smitherman on 29/07/20

Tip: How to start building your journalistic career during the covid-19 pandemic

Although many training schemes and internships are on hold, early-career journalists can kick-start their careers with these few tips

Posted by Ellie Smitherman on 28/07/20

Six tips to make your journalism career thrive during and after lockdown

Take this time to recharge the batteries or update your LinkedIn profile

Posted by Joanne Mallon on 13/05/20

Five tips for freelance journalists to cope with coronavirus cancellations

Stressed about income uncertainty and fallen-through projects? Two freelance journalists share advice on adapting to industry disruption

Posted by Daniel Green on 26/03/20

Tip: Staying positive in the journalism job hunt

Job rejections are always tough to take, but it is important to keep your mental health in check

Posted by Daniel Green on 10/03/20

Five tips for journalists to thrive in self-employment

Embrace your inner entrepreneur and take charge of your own income

Posted by Jon Card on 09/03/20

Jesse Thorn, voice of Bullseye and The Turnaround, on what makes a successful podcast host

The NPR podcaster talks about what he has learned from interviewing celebrity guests and veteran chat show hosts

Posted by Jacob Granger on 06/03/20

Mark McAdam, broadcaster at Sky Sports News, on reporting football transfer stories

Sources, rumours and Deadline Day: the January transfer window is full of twists and turns. Here is how teams verify leads and go to air with accurate information

Posted by Jacob Granger on 27/02/20

Daniell Morrisey: How to prepare a killer CV

A career coach and head of talent for BBC shows talks about what makes a CV stand out to potential employers

Posted by Daniel Green on 12/02/20

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