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:
Boost Your Applications
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.
The InvestIN Commitment
After the programme, InvestIN continues to act as a platform for you to build a successful career upon. Our alumni have unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise; students can contact us with further questions at any time, and we make sure you are promptly given the advice you need. Your attendance on the programme is therefore just the beginning of our long-term commitment to coaching you towards achieving your career ambitions.
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.
For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.
|10.30am||The World of a Journalist||-The star players
-The most powerful institutions
-The pressure and expectations
|11.00am||The Print Journalist||-Stories, sources and secrets
-How to structure an engaging story
-The need for speed, accuracy and an angle
-Case study: real-time political reporting
|11.45am||The Broadcast Journalist||-Inside the newsroom, out on the road
-The pressures of a live broadcast
-Style, technique and personality
-Case study: the live TV interview
|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
|2.15pm||The Investigative Journalist||-What is investigative journalism?
-Where - and how - to start
-Balancing conflicting influences
-Case study: plan your own scoop
|3.00pm||The Documentary Journalist||-The key players in a documentary
-Finding an engaging storyline
-Capturing the mood
-Case study: pitch your own documentary
|3.45pm||Breaking into Journalism||-Routes into the profession
-An introduction to work experience
-What editors are looking for
|4.30pm||Panel Q&A||-Live 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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