Thursday, October 22, 2009...2:00 pm

Top advice for journalism work experience

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The excellent and sweary Playing The Game blog has some top, on-the-money advice for journalism students going on work experience.
I particularly agreed with:

Please don’t take it personally that you write for shit and someone dares to help you structure a story.

Because, actually, journalism students, you can’t write. Not for the most part. And even if you are pleasingly literate and can write the Queen’s English, you can’t really write journalism. Not yet. (Though it will, given effort, come in time.)
Please bear this in mind when I gently dismantle your work over the coming weeks.
Read and learn, read and learn…

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