How to become your Personal Best: School of Journalism trainee launches self-improvement podcast
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by sportsbeat
21h ago
Third year School of Journalism trainee Ruby Smith recently created a self-improvement podcast titled ‘Personal Best’. Every week, Ruby hosts conversations with inspiring guests where they discuss different ways to better both your physical and mental health.  Here she talks us through the process of creating a podcast, the reality of going viral and what modules from her degree course have been the most helpful for this project. Why did you create a podcast?  I’ve always wanted to have my own creative outlet. I used to write a blog but over the past couple years, I really fell in lo ..read more
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The Other Art Fair: How I spent my summer bursary 2023
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by sportsbeat
3d ago
We offer each of our trainees a summer bursary of up to £1,000 every summer of their degree to spend on journalism work experience or a journalism project, giving them the unique opportunity to travel and explore the areas of journalism they are passionate about. Here, School of Journalism trainee Poppy Dippnall shares how she spent her summer bursary covering The Other Art Fair. The School of Journalism bursary scheme allowed me to cover The Other Art Fair, an international art fair which was hosted in London. The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art, advocates the selling of af ..read more
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Sports journalism Q&A top takeaways
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by sportsbeat
1w ago
News Associates welcomed four sports journalists for an evening of top tips and invaluable insight into the exciting and fast-paced world of sports journalism. We heard from MailOnline sports reporter Tum Balogun, Sky Sports News reporter Fadumo Olow, Formula 1 duty editor Alasdair Hooper and bunkered content producer Ben Parsons. They discussed the importance of having a diverse skill set, talked about embracing every opportunity and offered their best networking advice. (Job roles at the time of the workshop in January 2024.) Here News Associates trainee George Nash shares what he learnt fro ..read more
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UCAS Extra 2024 explained
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by sportsbeat
3w ago
If you’ve applied for university in 2024 and have used all five of your original UCAS choices, UCAS Extra gives you another chance to gain a place. What is UCAS Extra? UCAS Extra is the official process for those who’ve not received any university offers, or for those who’ve declined the offers they have received. Consider it a second chance at getting a university offer. When does UCAS Extra open? UCAS Extra is free and runs from 23 February to 4 July 2024.  How do I apply using UCAS Extra? If you are eligible for UCAS Extra a button will appear on your choices section of UCAS Track and ..read more
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Ucas clearing 2024 explained
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by sportsbeat
3w ago
If you change your mind or don’t get the grades you need for your firm or insurance choice, you can still apply to university through UCAS Clearing. UCAS Clearing is a second chance for students to get a place at university, by matching those that want a university place to universities with unfilled places. When does UCAS Clearing open? From July 5-October 21 2024, you can apply for a course using Clearing if you’re not already holding an offer from a university or college, and the course still has places. You can use Clearing if you: Didn’t get into your firm or insurance choice univer ..read more
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Social media journalism Q&A top takeaways
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by sportsbeat
2M ago
News Associates hosted four social media journalists to share their views and advice on working in social media. They discussed how to get your first role, how to network and what opportunities social media presents. Here News Associates trainee Harrison Newsham shares what he learnt from our panellists.  We heard from MTV Movies social producer Claire Rowden, The News Movement correspondent Neha Gohil, Sportsbeat social media executive Stefan Frost, and VICE senior social producer Helen Thomas. (Job roles at the time of the workshop in October 2023.) Neha, Stefan, and Helen each complete ..read more
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Times well spent! My week work experience at The Times
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by sportsbeat
2M ago
We offer each of our trainees a summer bursary of up to £1,000 every summer of their degree to spend on journalism work experience or a journalism project, giving them the unique opportunity to travel and explore the areas of journalism they are passionate about. Here, School of Journalism trainee Jessica Gaffney shares how she spent her summer bursary on a week placement with The Times. During the summer, I had the amazing opportunity to complete a week placement at The Times national newsroom at the News UK building in London. I got to work with The Times crime correspondent David ..read more
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Lights, camera, action! My work experience with Beat Media Group
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by sportsbeat
2M ago
We offer each of our trainees a summer bursary of up to £1,000 every summer of their degree to spend on journalism work experience or a journalism project, giving them the unique opportunity to travel and explore the areas of journalism they are passionate about. Here, School of Journalism trainee Izabella Thornley shares how she spent her summer bursary on a week placement with Beat Media Group. During the summer I had the privilege of joining the video department of digital content agency Beat Media Group. During the week I learnt the ins and out of the pre and post-production proc ..read more
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JournoFest Manchester 2023: The art of investigative journalism panel
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by sportsbeat
3M ago
This year’s third JournoFest panel focussed on ‘The art of investigative journalism’, including the skills needed to succeed as an investigative journalist and a behind-the-scenes look at the field. Our trainees heard from The Sunday Times northern editor David Collins, The i investigations editor Dean Kirby and BBC journalist Perisha Kudhail. Here News Associates part-time trainee Sam Lake shares what he learnt. Our host Graham Dudman asked the panellists what they thought the biggest myths were about investigative journalism. What emerged was an image of a profession much slower-paced than m ..read more
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JournoFest Manchester 2023: Levelling up the media landscape
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by sportsbeat
3M ago
This year’s second JournoFest panel focussed on ‘Levelling up the media landscape’ and the differences between regional and national news. Our trainees heard from ITV Granada reporter Simran Johal, Sky News north of England correspondent Shingi Mararike and The Times northern correspondent Tom Ball. Here News Associates part-time trainee Matthew Kliszcz shares what he learnt.  Shingi moved from London to Leeds earlier this year. He explained the move enabled him to have a deeper appreciation for regional news stories. Simran focuses on the north west and professed her passion for regional ..read more
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