The world of journalism remains one of the most thrilling career options for talented young minds. With the prospect of live-reporting on a major world event, investigating corruption in a controversial industry, and interviewing some of the world’s most influential people, journalism remains fiercely competitive at all levels.
The Young Journalist Programme, spearheaded by a writer from the Financial Times, brings world-class journalists from some of the biggest names in the industry to UCL to provide you with everything you would seek to gain from an internship at a top publication.
There are three clear outcomes for the day:
Further, you can reference your attendance on the Young Journalist Programme in your UCAS personal statement as an example of where you gained key skills such as working under pressure, problem-solving, teamwork, and public speaking.
Programme Fee: £130/student for the full day. Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.
Refund Policy: We do not offer cash refunds for programme bookings. However, we do provide 100% credit against your purchase in case you can no longer attend the programme you have booked for if you cancel before the programme takes place. That credit can be used against any future programme run by InvestIN Education by you or one of your associates. For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.
|10.00am||The World of a Journalist||-The star players
-The most powerful institutions
-The pressure and expectations
|10.30am||The Print Journalist||-Stories, sources and secrets
-Formulating an engaging story
-The need for speed, accuracy and an angle
-Case study: write your own story based on a live political speech
|11.30am||The Broadcasting Journalist||-Inside the newsroom
-The different expectations
-Case study: choose your own story based on live updates
|1.30pm||The Digital Journalist||-The brave new world of journalism
-Social media as a game-changer
-The journalist becomes the story?
-Case study: winning the eyeball race on Twitter
|2.30pm||The Investigative Journalist||-Plotting the line of enquiry
-Putting together the right team
-Balancing conflicting influences
-Case study: plan your own scoop
|3.30pm||The Documentary Journalist||-The key players in a documentary
-Plotting an engaging storyline
-Capturing the mood
-Case study: write your own documentary storyline
|4.30pm||Breaking into Journalism||-Coaching on university choices and grade requirements
-Gaining that invaluable internship
-Networking your way into the inside
|5.00pm||Panel Q&A||-Live panel Q&A with journalists from a variety of backgrounds
-All your burning questions answered
-Make valuable contacts
University College, London (UCL)
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