Category Journalism

Journalism has helped my mental health problems.

A few months back I wrote a post about having mental health problems and how despite them I was determined to go into journalism. Don’t worry that hasn’t changed! Now if we move to now I’ve come to realise that training to be a journalist has actually helped my mental health problems in so many ways. For a start,  journalism […]

Second year stationery haul.

It’s that time of year again; the time where we flock to the stationery aisles and shops alike to pick up our shiny new stationery. The stationery we think we need, but that we really don’t. But new stationery has to be bought to feel like we’re ready to go back to university, right (or is that just me?). It’s just an urge, you […]

Tips for building contacts as a journalism student.

Moving into the second year of my course, I know I’ve established a lot of contacts in different topics and geographically within the North East patch. Building up contacts is something that is reiterated a lot during the first year of your course – and so it should be because it’s one of the most important foundations to […]

Lessons I’ve learnt from being a first year journalism student.

University teaches you lots of lessons from the very start; how to be more independent, manage finances and so much more! But you can actually learn a lot on your course too in the first year – you don’t just gain knowledge on the subject you’re studying but you learn what you should and shouldn’t do. Here’s ten lessons […]

I’m a second year university student!

I’m a second year university student. Woah, it feels amazing to say that. I passed my first year of my journalism degree with a high 2:1 and I got my draft timetable on Monday for the first and second semester of the course. It’s fair to say I was a little overwhelmed when I got my timetable – why?  If […]

What’s it like to report at the #SunAirShow?

Last weekend I was reporting at the Sunderland International Air Show. What I mean by that is that I was with Spark FM covering the 3 day event. It was a very busy and tiring weekend, but all the same it was one of the best experiences I’ve had in my journalism career to date. But what was it like? Here’s […]

Expectations vs Reality of being a journalism student.

Being a journalism student is either met with “oh wow that’s great!” or a heavy sigh and a scorned look – as if someone’s saying in their head “why?” Journalism isn’t an easy sector to be in – the media are constantly criticised and I always find myself defending my passion and what I do on a […]