Want to be a journalist? Here are 3 things you should know

A career in journalism is incredibly rewarding. You’re at the forefront of breaking news; starting each day with no idea what will happen or who’ll you’ll be speaking to.

Sound exciting? Here are some top tips for getting a career in journalism.

WORK EXPERIENCE

You’ll soon know if a newsroom is for you when you get into one! Work experience not only helps you forge connections and make contacts, it helps you hone your craft and develop your skills.

At Brookes, we encourage our students to gain work experience where possible. Our journalism lecturers continue to work in the industry and can help students gain placements and bylines during their time with us.

PITCHING ARTICLES

Getting bylines helps hone your craft and puts you ahead of the competition. And if you want to build a career as a freelance journalist, there’s no reason you can’t be incredibly successful.

At Brookes we have industry connections, helping and supporting our students undertake internships and get bylines during their time with us.

GET ONTO AN NCTJ-ACCREDITED COURSE

Our journalism programmes here at Oxford Brookes are accredited by the NCTJ.

The NCTJ is the gold standard in journalism training and graduates with the NCTJ are highly sought by industry employers.

We offer both MA Journalism and a journalism pathway on the undergraduate BA (Hons) Journalism, Media and Publishing programme. Taught by a wide-range of industry professionals, modules cover everything from media law to data, and from editing a TV news package to writing a magazine feature.

Whether you want to work as a newspaper reporter, digital reporter or in broadcast, our courses provide you with the skills you’ll need to forge a successful career in this exciting profession.

 To find out more or to apply, click here

You can apply for the Journalism Diversity Fund which helps people from diverse backgrounds create careers in journalism. Find out more about it here

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