How To Become A Journalist

A career guide about how to become a journalist. Read More

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How to source news

How do you actually get news? That is probably the question I am asked most by┬ápeople I meet who aren’t journalists. It was a task which was a lot more difficult when I started out as a trainee reporter more than 20 years ago. There was no internet back then, no social media and people… Read More

How to write a news story

You can learn all the theory about journalism but the real test of your professional qualities comes when you write a story. Whether you are writing it for a newspaper or for it to be read out in a radio or television broadcast the onus is on you to construct content which will draw your… Read More

How to find the ‘hook’ in a news story

What sets a journalist apart from others is their ability to spot a newsworthy story. It is often buried in an otherwise mundane press release or it might be dropped into conversation over a drink at the pub. But good journalists will spot this ‘hook’ straight away. It’s the secret ingredient which drives news and… Read More