Student case study – Read all about it! (Working in Journalism)

I’ve spent my two weeks work placement at a local newspaper in Kent. It was an amazing opportunity, since journalism is a practical job – you have to go out and gain experience.

During my two weeks I have written up a press release, chased down people to get some quotes from them, I have written my own feature pieces. I went to vox pop people on the street and I took part in a forum where the elderly grilled the election candidates.

I could see how a newspaper works, how they gather stories, how they get ideas- it was completely different to lectures. In conclusion this work experience is going to be extremely useful in the future, especially when I do interviews because I know what to expect and how to prepare for them.

– If you have secured some unpaid work experience within the UK, you could be entitled to the B-KEW bursary. Find out more and apply today!


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