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Rowenna

Rowenna

Cornish girl studying second year English Literature. I studied first year french too and continue to learn it outside of uni. My career goal is to become an environmental journalist. I am also taking part in a summer volunteering scientific research project this summer in Malawi! My hobbies include: Surfing, Hiking, Gym, Reading and Painting

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News Journalism: Production day roles

News Journalism: Production day roles

Posted on 17 August 2022 by Rowenna

Production days can be fun as a reporter, but you also have the opportunity to try out many different newsroom roles. I recommend doing them all as it gives you […]

News Journalism: NCTJ Public Affairs

News Journalism: NCTJ Public Affairs

Posted on 17 August 2022 by Rowenna

At the beginning of the year you will be told to buy the McNaes Public affairs text book – this is your bible for this exam. Unlike the other pathways, […]

News Journalism: Work Experience tips

News Journalism: Work Experience tips

Posted on 11 August 2022 by Rowenna

For the MA News Journalism you will do a compulsory work placement in two newsrooms in order to complete your NCTJ qualification as well as the University degree. I would […]

News Journalism: Major Project advice

News Journalism: Major Project advice

Posted on 11 August 2022 by Rowenna

First of all let me congratulate you, this year will have been hard and you have made it to the final hurdle. This article will give you a bit of […]

News Journalism: Finding Stories

News Journalism: Finding Stories

Posted on 4 August 2022 by Rowenna

It can be a scary thing production days, especially if you don’t have a story. In the first term you only have to write one story per week, by the […]

Day in the life of a News Journalism student

Day in the life of a News Journalism student

Posted on 4 August 2022 by Rowenna

I found it difficult to accept what my days would look like at the start of the year, I found the workload exhausting. I had envisioned my year differently, but […]

News Journalism: Dealing with Councillors

News Journalism: Dealing with Councillors

Posted on 27 July 2022 by Rowenna

When you have to start finding stories in your patches you will often have to try and get a comment from a councillor. In order to publish the story, you […]

News Journalism: Useful shorthand outlines

News Journalism: Useful shorthand outlines

Posted on 26 July 2022 by Rowenna

In your shorthand studies, you will be taught outlines that are not in the revision guide. These are really helpful, but if you do not make a note of them […]

Shorthand for perfectionists

Shorthand for perfectionists

Posted on 19 July 2022 by Rowenna

Welcome to MA News Journalism, get ready to learn a new language! 100wpm Shorthand - the hardest exam I have ever passed, and the most rewarding for that reason. We […]

News Story tips: FOIs

News Story tips: FOIs

Posted on 19 July 2022 by Rowenna

  On the MA News Journalism course you will be expected to write one article per week for the first half of the year, increasing to two a week in […]