Reporting tips: Getting the job

For every journalism job, there are dozens and dozens of applicants. So how do you make sure you get that coveted role? Firstly, by having a great application, and secondly, by giving great interview. I’ve sifted through many, many job applications and conducted and sat in on more than my fair share of interviews, so…

Reporting tips: Proofreading

This is by far the riskiest blog post I’ve written, since it’s about proofreading and I’m bound to make a mistake that I won’t spot on my subsequent read throughs. Still, let’s treat it as a proofreading test for everyone.  Proofreading is a key skill for journalists, since it’s really annoying for news editors and…

Reporting tips: five ways to always have stories for a rainy day

It’s five minutes before a news meeting, and you’ve got nothing on your news list. This is not a situation any reporter wants to find themselves in. With a bit of preparation and some work, you should always be able to have something to put forward in a news meeting. The following five things are…