As we explained on Thursday The Detective will no longer be blogging about getting into the media after deferring his postgraduate course place. It means that we would like someone to help blog about the ups and downs of getting into the big bad world of journalism.
The only stipulation is that you must be trying to get into the media in some shape or form.
Other than that, we’re easy.
It may be useful, but not necessary, if you are trying to do so through a path we do not cover at the moment – e.g. an NCTJ course, newspaper/magazine traineeship, trainee reporter on a local paper etc.
It would also be a bonus if you were in the vicinity of London (we like to share the odd beverage now and again). But this is equally not a must because we would happily welcome a Northern point of view on the getting into the media.
We’re also looking to hear from women trying to get into the media as we’re a male-dominated bunch – a female perspective certainly wouldn’t go amiss.
The hope – in time (presuming each of the original Hacks eventually gets a full-time job in journalism…) – is that the five of us will be able to pass over the reigns to the new guard of wannabe journos who will in turn chart their paths into the industry.
We would like to think that, in a few years, Wannabe Hacks will not only compare the various means of getting into journalism but will contrast the way in which these paths into the media have changed over time.
So if you’re a budding journalist, have some fresh ideas and would like to become part of the Wannabe Hacks team, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @wannabehacks to say your interested and we can go from there.