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Take 5 seriesby @simonecas5 ways to get into journalism
1. Do an accredited course,such as an NCTJ diploma. Applyfor work experience thennetwork like crazy.
2. Start a blog to build an onlineportfolio of your work. Develop asocial media profile and interact withjournalists on Tw...
3. Research publications and sendunsolicited CVs - it’s old school, butmany prefer a letter to more emails intheir inbox.
4. Start small: a student publication, localnewspaper, charity/community newsletter...
5. Make use of any foreign languageyou know and keep it up - Arabic andChinese are very relevant right now.
Thanks for reading!Photos: Prawny, NBC via Wikimedia, The Italian voice, Al Ravenna via Wikimedia, Marian Gadzalski viaWik...
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How to get into journalism: advice on how to get a job in the media or become a freelance writer

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Take 5 journalism

  1. 1. Take 5 seriesby @simonecas5 ways to get into journalism
  2. 2. 1. Do an accredited course,such as an NCTJ diploma. Applyfor work experience thennetwork like crazy.
  3. 3. 2. Start a blog to build an onlineportfolio of your work. Develop asocial media profile and interact withjournalists on Twitter.
  4. 4. 3. Research publications and sendunsolicited CVs - it’s old school, butmany prefer a letter to more emails intheir inbox.
  5. 5. 4. Start small: a student publication, localnewspaper, charity/community newsletter...
  6. 6. 5. Make use of any foreign languageyou know and keep it up - Arabic andChinese are very relevant right now.
  7. 7. Thanks for reading!Photos: Prawny, NBC via Wikimedia, The Italian voice, Al Ravenna via Wikimedia, Marian Gadzalski viaWikimedia, University of Maryland Press Releases. Copyright @simonecasFeel free to embed this on your blog or website but you can’t change it!Fiveish web wonders1. Routes into journalismhttp://careers.guardian.co.uk/journalism-careers-advice?commentpage=4http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/blogcollegeofjournalismhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/work-experience/2. How to become a freelance writerhttp://careers.guardian.co.uk/careers-blog/freelance-writer3. Funky advice for wannabe journoshttp://wannabehacks.co.uk/4. National media: pro forum & traininghttp://www.journalism.co.uk/5. Local newspapers: jobs & advicehttp://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/If links don’t work, please copy + paste

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