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Where are they now

  1. 1. Where are they now? Class of 2011/2012
  2. 2. Prior to studying for her NCTJ qualification, Shabanagraduated from Kingston University with a first class honoursdegree in Journalism and Media and Cultural Studies.She has completed work experience at the Richmond andTwickenham Times, Wanderlust and has contributed featuresto the Asian lifestyle magazine Kismet.Shabana is currently working as parenting and travel editorfor online magazine Female First.Course: MA Magazine JournalismCentre: University of Central Lancashire
  3. 3. Vicky’s passion for journalism was ignited having attended theCatch 22 academy. The social enterprise equipped her with thebasic principles of journalism and she began freelancing for avariety of publications.Vicky has undertaken work experience at the Daily Mirror and theSurrey Herald.She is currently looking for work as a junior reporter with an onlineor print publication.Course: Multimedia DiplomaCentre: Press Association, London
  4. 4. Toby has completed a multimedia diploma in journalism atNews Associates, London, after graduating fromSouthampton University with a 2:1 in History.During his studies, he secured work experience at TheGuardian and BBC London.Toby is currently working as a parliamentary researcher forDiane Abbott MP.Course: Multimedia Diploma in JournalismCentre: News Associates London
  5. 5. While studying for her NCTJ qualification, Rebeccacompleted work experience at The Argus and the ChichesterObserver. Rebecca’s feature, Fab at 50, was published inthe Daily Mirror earlier this year.She also set up her own blog:aspiringcosmogirl.wordpress.com.Rebecca is now working as a junior reporter at theChichester Observer.Course: fast-track Diploma in JournalismCentre: Highbury College
  6. 6. Before applying for the NCTJ course at News Associated London, Charlene completed a degree in Media and Communication at Birmingham University.She has previously written for a variety of publications including The Vine, Adflyer, Aston Villa Fans Online, Itchy Birmingham and Flying Solo. While studying for her NCTJ qualification, Charlene completed work experience at the South West Londoner.Course: fast-track Diploma in JournalismCentre: News Associates London
  7. 7. Selina graduated froj Sheffield Hallam University in 2004and has since attended the Catch 22 academy andundertaken work placements at Zest magazine, ThinkPublishing and the Telegraph and Argus.While studying for the NCTJ diploma in journalism, shealso completed work experience at the South WestLondonder.Selina is currently looking for work within the mediaindustry.Course: Fast-track Diploma in JournalismCentre: News Associates, London
  8. 8. Originally from the island of St.Vincent and theGrenadines, Natricia free-lanced for Caribbeannewspapers The Searchlight and the Trinidad & TobagoMirror.While working towards her NCTJ qualification, Natriciacompleted work experience with Clover Films andparticipated in the Journalism Diversity Fund mentorshipprogramme.Natricia is currently applying for jobs in the newspaperindustry.Course: MA JournalismCentre: Brunel University
  9. 9. Kirsten has aspired to be a print journalist since the age of 14when she had her first poem published in a young adult’spoem anthology.She has completed a variety of publications including theBelfast Waterfront Hall, The Belfast Newsletter and TheColeraine Chronicle.Kirsten now works as a freelance journalist for her localpapers, while working part-time on Downtown Radio inNorthern Ireland.Course: Diploma in Newspaper JournalismCentre: Belfast Metropolitan College
  10. 10. Olivia has achieved a first class honours degree inJournalism and Media and Cultural Studies atKingston University, Attended the Catch 22academy, and has undertaken work placements atPride, First Light and Radio Jackie.She is currently completing her MA Journalism atBrunel University while freelancing as a copywriter.She has also secured a paid internship at onlineB2B financial magazine, DerivSource.Olivia will move on to an editorial internship withHearst Magazines in October.Course: MA JournalismCentre: Brunel University
  11. 11. Helena graduated from Warwick University in 2011 with a2:1 in English Literature.Having dreamed of becoming a journalist since she wassix years old, she has carried out work experience at herlocal newspaper The Northern Echo and the nationalCatholic newspaper The Tablet.Helena is currently working as a reporter at NewsAssociates London and South West Londoner.Course: fast-track Diploma in JournalismCentre: News Associates, London
  12. 12. Leonora has aspired to be a journalist since the age of 10.The 22-year-old has written for the Manchester EveningNews, undertaken a placement at The Big Issue and writesfor her own blog lollipopsbreakingnews.wordpress.com.After completing her NCTJ multimedia diploma injournalism, Leonora is currently applying for jobs in themedia industry.Course: Mulitmedia Diploma in JournalismCentre: News Associates, Manchester
  13. 13. Since 2010, Jake has secured work experience atvarious publications including The Bath Chronicle, TheHerald, Buzz and Swansea Life Magazine.He has his own music blog, Basement Fever, and alsohas experience as a press agent for Faux Discx.Jake is currently freelancing for music magazine DIYwhile applying for permanent positions within theindustry.Course: MA JournalismCentre: Kingston University
  14. 14. Natasha completed her MA Journalism at theUniversity of Ulster in September 2012.She has worked at Q Radio Network and does voicework for NewBlue Media amd Radioactive Media.She also voluteers for the local blind centre withintheir Talking News department.Natasha is currently working as a trainee cross-platform journalist at UTV, ITN’s regional newschannel in Northern Ireland.Course: MA JournalismCentre: University of Ulster
  15. 15. Qualifying as a teacher in 1997, Jane taught in Londonbefore having three children with disabilities. Sincehaving children she has free-lanced for newspapersand magazines and writes regularly for political blogThe Groucho Tendency and diversity website The TVCollective.Working actively in local government, she is helping tofound a charity to support parents and carers ofdisabled children and is directly involved incampaigning for disability rights.Jane has just started the second year of her part-timeMA in Journalism.Course: Newspaper Journalism (part-time)Centre: Nottingham Trent University
  16. 16. Before applying for a Journalism Diversity Fund bursary, Jamiedid sub-editing for transfertavem.com and gained workexperience at the North Wales Daily Post and StockportCounty F.C.While studying for a multimedia diploma in journalism at NewsAssociates Manchester, Jamie completed a weekly placementat The Daily Post and submitted stories to The TV Collective.Jamie currently works as a trainee reporter for NMN Media innorth Wales.Course: Multimedia Diploma in JournalismCentre: News Associates, Manchester
  17. 17. Lucy has worked as an editorial assistant at ncjMedia inNewcastle. During her time there she sourced numerousleads for the three regional titles, including a front page story,and ran her own political blog during the General Election.After completing her multimedia journalism foundationcourse at Press Association, she began work as a traineereporter for The Sentinel newspaper in Stoke-on-Trent,covering North Staffordshire and East Cheshire.She is also currently working towards her NCE qualification.Course: Multimedia Journalism Foundation CourseCentre: Press Association, Newcastle
  18. 18. Ruth is studying the fast-track Newspaper Journalismcourse at Lambeth College and dreams of writing for apublication that will allow her to write about social issues.Having attended the Catch 22 academy in 2010, she hassince completed an internship at The Economist andwritten for charity youth magazines The Who Cares? Trustand Recognise Magazine.Ruth is currently contributing to the Hackney Citizen whilecompleting her NCTJ exams.Course: fast-track Diploma in JournalismCentre: Lambeth College
  19. 19. Andrew discovered he wanted to be a journalist when hejoined his secondary schools reporters group and visitedAberdeen Journals.Andrew went to The Robert Gordon University andcompleted a BA in Publishing with Journalism. During thistime he got his first article published with the local familyhistory society, along with several other articles.Andrew will be on work experience at the Aberdeen Voicewhile he completes his NCTJ exams.Course: fast-track Magazine JournalismCentre: Up to Speed Journalism Training