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Don't press send! Read these tips before submitting your article

Quick, call your mum: your first proper piece has just been given the green-light by a commissioning editor. First off, congratulations. Pitching can be a thankless and uninspiring task so getting your...

On 01 Feb 2014 By freelancer / 0Comment

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The Hack Report (Diversity, Newswriting, Youth Media Summit)

In this episode of the Hack Report, Lauren reports from the Youth Media Summit and Josh goes back to basics with some tips on how to write a news story. Also in this issue: Lola talks to BBC journalist...

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Internships: 8 ways to be a brilliant intern

Great, so you’ve got the gig. Now make sure you don’t waste it. Thankfully, internships have improved greatly since I was doing them when I was Wannabe Hacking first time around. For one, new laws...

On 01 Feb 2014 By maverick / 0Comment

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Seven crazy ways to distribute the news

As Robert Scoble noted earlier this week, journalism has a distribution problem. The old ways getting people their newspaper (paperboy, newsagent) are expensive and impractical and the digital means of distribution...

On 01 Feb 2014 By maverick / 2Comments

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Three years at a national and I still haven't got a clue

2am, Sunday night. Time to write my Hacks post. Nearly four years ago I would often have just finished a day pretending to read up ahead of a media law lecture, half-finished the homework for my intro-writing...

On 01 Feb 2014 By maverick / 0Comment

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Journalism work experience: What do you need in your bag?

Summer has finally arrived (Well, the sun is visible, which is good enough for me), and with it comes probably the most popular time of year for aspiring journalists to go on work experience. And if you’re...

On 01 Feb 2014 By maverick / 0Comment

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INTERVIEW: The Sun's Samantha Johnson on sports journalism

Here at Wannabe Hacks, we are committed to giving you the scoop on different types of journalism. This time, we are delving into the world of sports. Samantha Johnson, has worked for the likes of Sky Sports...

On 01 Feb 2014 By maverick / 1Comment

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BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme: What I learnt from my interview

“I want to talk to you about Jimmy Saville.” Now that sentence would make you a little anxious regardless of the scenario, but when it’s put to you as part of an interview for the BBC Journalism...

On 01 Feb 2014 By maverick / 1Comment

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Increasing your chances of getting a job you've applied for

I can’t think of anything worse than waiting to hear something back after finishing a job application. In fact it might actually be one of the most soul destroying events in life! And it is something...

On 01 Feb 2014 By maverick / 0Comment

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I witnessed genocide: Why I want to be a journalist in Nigeria

I became a journalist because I have a facility for real-life storytelling; everybody has a story to tell, but with no voice, this fizzles out. I want to become the voice that will shine a light on some...

On 01 Feb 2014 By maverick / 0Comment