In this week's podcast, we speak to Katie Orchard, finalist of the 2019 Media Trust's Breaking Into News competition that aims to increase diversity in the newsrooms. Orchard tells her story of entering the journalism industry aged 31 as a single parent and a woman of colour, the obstacles she faced along the way but also her achievements.
Although she first struggled with self-confidence, her experience of working with vulnerable people taught her skills she would hardly gain had she joined the industry straight out of university.
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