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Ten Tips For Journalism Students

Starting j-school this year? This is a worthy read.

The Richard Jones Journalism Blog

A new group of journalism students will soon be arriving at the University of Huddersfield, where I’ve now started work as a lecturer. Here’s a selection of ten pieces of advice I’d give any journalism student, to help them get the best out of themselves and their course.

1. Keep up with the news

This sounds obvious, but it bears repeating. If you want to work in the media one day, you’d better start reading, watching and listening to the professionals. And it no longer means having to go to a newsagent or getting up at 7am to listen to the Today programme: use websites, apps, catch-up services and podcasts. Think about what was good, and what you thought could have been done differently.

2. Know the difference between news and features

News is new information. News stories are brief and to the point, and should have the most…

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