Welcome

Hello! Welcome to a professional portfolio, exclusive to examples of original journalism; Exploring traditional and modern styles of storytelling.

About me:

I’m a nineteen-year-old Northern student, currently studying with The NCTJ*. I began the Level 5 Diploma in Journalism’ by distance, to educate myself more about the industries specialism.

For me, this academic year (20/21) is to focus on personal growth, and recovery. However, 2020 became a year of unprevailing events, as the Coronoavirus pandemic swept across the globe. The UK has seen three waves of the Coronavirus, after surges in cases, hospital admissions and deaths. I looked forward to ‘real life’ work experience in newsrooms and leading my own sit down interviews. Doing all the these things became unlawful, but instead of losing drive, I turned the restrictions into an opportunity, to succeed.

In the last twelve months, I have helped launch an online digital platform, written for for various news sites and explored ways of interviewing via zoom. Sourcing exclusive news doesn’t feel like work, for me and when my words are published it feels empowering; Rejection and editorial criticism, on the other hand is something we all must master.

This is the start of my career and the very beginning of my growth, as a journalist. One day, this page will be a significant mark of where it all began. From entry level skill, to knowledge and a fully flourished woman. This is just the beginning.

*NCTJ- National Council of Training Journalists.

Quotes

You have to be brave and ask the questions on the tip of your tongue.

Stacey Dooley

Achievement is in reflection and the direction ahead.

Heather Davey

I am made and remade continually. Different people draw different words from me.

Virginia Woolf


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