31 August 2014

cardinal rules of being a baby journo

It's the final week of the course! Honestly, I applied almost on a whim, not knowing what to do or even where to live after uni. But whether it's fate or coincidence or whatevs I feel like I've found my tribe and have learned more than I ever thought I would. And not even from the tutors but from the people I've spent at least 16 hours a day, 6 days a week with for the last 2 and a bit months.

Has been a lil intense at times. There was tarot and Nando's and copious amounts of sing-songs (and occasionally some booze altho nowhere near enough if you ask dear Thomas) involved.

Together we've learned some stellar lessons. Here be a measly few.

First cardinal rule of being a baby journo:
be yourself, even when other people aren't fussed

Second cardinal rule of being baby journo: 
don't steal stories, jobs, or indulge in other douchey moves

Third cardinal rule of being baby journo: 
don't be afraid to question the subbers but don't be shocked when they tell you to shove off

Fourth cardinal rule of being baby journo: 
when you have so much work you don't know what to do... give yourself a hug and get on with it

Fifth cardinal rule of being baby journo: 
when you're looking for stories and don't have contacts, twitter is what stops you from being this guy

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