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Journalism Work Experience

25 October 2021
Virtual
10 hours
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When is it?

25th October

When is the deadline?

It is on 19th October

Am I eligible?

Students aged 14-19 years old and living in the UK are welcome to apply.

Overview
Benefits
What’s involved
What you’ll cover

Overview

During this free two-week virtual work experience programme, you’ll take an in-depth look at print, broadcast and photojournalism as well as a variety of roles within the industry. You’ll meet professionals working in many of these areas and roles in webinars, which will give you a chance to ask them your questions. Finally, you’ll complete work and assignments to get an understanding of what life in the journalism industry is like.

The virtual work experience programme involves around 10 hours of activity. You can complete the work over 2 weeks meaning you can fit it around your schedule, whether that be school or college. There are live workshops, but don’t worry if you’re unable to attend – you can watch recordings on-demand.

Benefits

BenefitThis programme is free for students.
BenefitAdd the experience to your CV and Personal Statement.
BenefitYou’ll get practical skills and knowledge.
BenefitYou’ll earn a certificate if you complete the programme.

What’s involved

Live workshops with employers

You’ll meet professionals in live workshops and be able to ask them questions.

Work and assignments

You’ll complete activities and work assignments to develop skills and knowledge.

Fits into your schedule

Complete all work and assignments at times that are suitable to you.

What you’ll cover

During this two week programme you’ll cover the following areas: The journalism industry: Its core values, career opportunities, and its place in modern culture. Print journalism: Newspapers, magazines and the roles within an editorial team. Broadcast journalism: TV, radio, typical job roles, and the UK’s broadcast media providers. Photojournalism: What it is, how to get into it, and what makes a great photograph. News copy editing, news production, and presenting. Tips for getting started in the industry: From pitching yourself to building a portfolio of your work.

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