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Another cohort of journalism students is about to finish university. That means another wave of job hunters vying for positions in newsrooms.

But how do you get that first, big opportunity? David Spencer, an experienced broadcast journalist and news editor, provides advice for graduates on nabbing their first job in journalism, writing on his website The Media Mentor.

When it comes to CVs, the devil is in the detail, he says. Even your dissertation is a chance to add some colour to your application, so do not miss any opportunity to put more of yourself across.

"In journalism, we call it a 'hook', when you think about a story and what makes it interesting. You have to think the same way about yourself and your skills. Simply graduating as a journalist (or any media degree) does not make you special," it reads.

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