Tips for student journalists at the start of the academic year


As the new term kicks off, how can students set themselves up for success in the media industry from the very first weeks? speaks to journalism course leaders to get their advice on ways students can make the most of their time on a journalism degree – and how to get that coveted work experience that will help them stand out.

This week's guests are:

  • Miranda McLachlan, programme convenor, MA/MSc Digital Journalism, Goldsmiths University
  • Barbara Rowlands, course director, MA Magazine Journalism, City University London

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Why the use of chat apps in news should be based on a 'human algorithm'

As more communities embrace private messaging apps, how can media outlets best reach them on these new platforms?

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Reporting on the refugee crisis for the mobile generation

This week we look at how news organisations are reporting on international news, using Periscope and Snapchat

How to get into technology journalism

What young journalists need to know about the beat

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What's next for publishers on Snapchat Discover?

As three new publishers join Snapchat Discover, we look at how Sky News has been using the feature since it launched in January and how Mashable is planning to use it for mobile-first storytelling

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How important is accreditation when choosing a journalism course?

This podcast looks at what some accredited courses teach in the UK and explores the value of accreditation after graduation

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One year on from James Foley's murder: Are conflict reporters any safer?

The brutal murder of freelance journalists in Syria last summer shocked the world. So are journalists any safer now, and what should reporters and news organisations be doing to ensure their safety in conflict zones?

Posted by Alastair Reid on 21/08/15

Crowdsourced stories: Giving the audience what they want

Stories are crafted with people in mind, but what if they could be involved in the reporting process from the beginning?

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Are comics breaking into the mainstream for journalism?

The practice of telling stories through pictures has been around for centuries, but what can comics do for modern journalism?

Posted by Alastair Reid on 07/08/15

BBC and hyperlocals: A winning collaboration?

Take an insider look into the BBC's proposals for hyperlocals, and what the ideal relationship between the broadcaster and community journalists could look like

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 31/07/15

Communities, eyewitness media and virtual reality: Highlights from news:rewired

These are just some of the themes covered at last week's news:rewired conference, where journalists and delegates discussed the current state of the industry

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 24/07/15

What makes a 21st century radio journalist?

The days are gone where everyone lived by the news on the wireless, but has the radio really changed that much?

Posted by Alastair Reid on 10/07/15

When should Pinterest be part of your social media strategy?

This podcast takes a look at some of the opportunities and challenges for publishers on the platform, from new storytelling styles to using Pinterest as a shop window for longform pieces

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 03/07/15

How publishers can tap into global audiences

In this week's podcast, we look at how a digital-only outlet and an established broadcaster are adapting their content to reach people across the world and the challenges that come with it

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Eureka! Why news labs are now an irreplaceable cog in the media machine

The latest podcast talks over how news organisations and individual journalists can get involved with the growing trend for news labs and digital innovation around the world

Posted by Alastair Reid on 19/06/15

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