All that work experience fast-tracked because you can afford to stay or live in London? Good for you. Most of mine, an hour away, can’t, because it’s £30 a day on the train…

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Abstract

It was my second journalism conference in a matter of weeks, and I’d been grinding my teeth to stop myself blurting out something angry – and possibly inappropriate – in a room full of industry bigwigs talking about the next generation of journalists. I’m now in my 11th year of teaching undergrad journalism, after a 20-year career in regional news, and it’s clear that trainee journos have had to change and adapt, yet the people recruiting them are still looking for new versions of, well, themselves.

There seems to be a huge blind spot for many journalism recruiters who see a pathway to a reporting career only via the National Council for the Training of Journalists and/or London-based work experience. This excludes a huge number of practice-trained, inquisitive graduates who chose to stick closer to home and attend a university journalism degree course that isn’t within the M25 or a major British city.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-45
JournalBritish Journalism Review
Volume33
Issue number3
Early online date1 Sep 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2022

Keywords

  • Journalism
  • Work Experience

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