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Journalism Work Experience

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Experience overview

Can you keep your finger on the pulse? Are you able to summarise concepts and events, and present your work to the masses? Look no further than this journalism virtual work experience programme. We'll explore the different types of journalism and media as well as reveal the code that all journalists should stick to.

What’s included?

Journalism is a competitive field, so we're giving you an edge. We've spoken to professionals who specialise in various financial disciplines to get their top tips for entering the finance industry and what to do once you're there!

Students aged 13-19 are welcome to apply
Students aged 13-19 are welcome to apply
Certificate of completion
Certificate of completion
Approximately 10 hours to complete
Approximately 10 hours to complete
3 live webinars
3 live webinars
Complete at a pace that suits you
Complete at a pace that suits you
Freelance journalism

What is freelance journalism? Are all journalists freelance? What are the benefits? A freelance journalist is self-employed and can do work for multiple news agencies and publications. In this module we're going to explain how to get into freelance journalism, how to stand out and understanding the world of self-employment.

Print journalism
Broadcast journalism
Photojournalism

Available dates

To ensure that you get the very best experience, the number of places on each programme is limited. Apply soon to avoid missing your place. Good luck!
October
2022
Programme dates: 24th October - 7th November
Application deadline: 19th October

Meet industry professionals

We've worked with some awesome employers on our Journalism Virtual Work Experience. Check out some of our speakers.
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Matt Graveling

Reporter for BBC News
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Emma Boyde

ETF News Editor at The Financial Times
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Theo Chikomba

Broadcast Journalist at Look East West BBC News

What students say

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Thank you for taking the time to create this programme. The volunteers on the live sessions were all really nice and down to earth which was really good to hear proper experiences in this industry, without sugar coating or hiding anything. To the people who made this project brief and stuff for us: I really enjoyed it and I thought it was the perfect topic and it's nice to bring more awareness and knowledge of this subject to more people! Also all the videos were really nice on this programme. Very full of life and engaging!
Rhea
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Thank you for providing opportunity for young people like me who had no previous exposure to the industry/ This programme has some great elements that differentiates itself with other work experience providers. The programmeg particularly focuses on ourselves: our confidence, our skills and what we want to do in the future rather than just the work opportunities available and how to get there. I've really enjoyed this programme and hope there would be more opportunities into this specific field
Ci
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Thank you very much for this experience. This sector sounds fascinating and I will definitely explore more. During and after lockdown, my opportunities for work experience were completely erased. But thank to this wonderful virtual work experience, I am able to gather crucial experience to write down on my CV and personal statement. Thank you once again!
Evan
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