5 reasons to become a journalist in 2017

  Newsrooms are shrinking in both print and broadcast media as technology makes the job of delivering instant news ever more easier with fewer resources. That might persuade some to look elsewhere for a career in journalism. Fewer jobs means more competition when it comes to finding that first role on a newspaper or a… Read More

5 reasons why trainee journalists should learn shorthand

A blog discussing why it is vital for aspiring journalists to learn shorthand skills. Read More

How to source news

How do you actually get news? That is probably the question I am asked most by¬†people 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

9 Qualities Journalists Need To Have

When I was deciding the subject matter of the opening chapter¬†of my new book – How To Become A Journalist – I thought long and hard about it. Eventually I plumped for focusing in on the personal qualities you need to have to work as a journalist. After all, anyone who is considering what career… Read More