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I’m a nineteen-year-old northern journalist, studying a BaHons in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Salford. Alongside this, I am taking exams with the NCTJ* to gain an accredited qualification in traditional journalism.
2020 and much of 2021 have been full of unprevailing events, as the Coronavirus pandemic swept the globe and other global affairs posed unease.
I had looked forward to experiencing newsroom journalism and running reports in the community during my gap year, but digital journalism and an at-home recording studio have been my best friend. The pandemic has been a challenge for many, but I turned the restrictions into opportunities to learn.
In the last twelve months, I have helped launch an online digital platform, written for various news sites, run my very own news reports and explored ways of interviewing via zoom or telephone; Engaging with the BBC, expanding news platform Empoword Journalism and working for Edge Radio, Scotland.
I’m excited to hone my experiences in my degree, where I will study at Media City UK, the hub of media and journalism itself. Entering the first year of my degree 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.