It is not easy to be a journalism student and get hard-hitting stories when your local MP is not returning your calls, or if you are simply short of confidence.
In this week's podcast, we listen to a student who has recently landed a scoop that made it onto the front page of Bournemouth's local newspaper Daily Echo.
Connor Stringer is a third-year multimedia journalism student at Bournemouth University, and also the editor-in-chief of the student magazine, Nerve.
He talks about what holds students back from getting stories on their local patch, and how he managed to expose serious safety risks in a nearby student accommodation block.
🚨 I’ve made front page 🚨— Connor Stringer (@connor_stringer) January 17, 2020
My investigation into a catalogue of safety issues, including cladding “similar” to that of Grenfell Tower making front page of the @Bournemouthecho today.
Follow the investigation online or the progress so far in today’s paper. pic.twitter.com/NK1147b9Lk