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What's it like to work as a television news producer? Lola Lawal spoke to Emily Deeker, Chief Sub Producer for 'News at Five' at Sky News. In this video, she talks about her role at Sky News and about what a typical day looks like.
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Got a #journalism work experience placement coming up? Lola shares her top tips on how to get the most out of it
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How about heading off to a war zone as a way to get noticed as a journalist?

Katherine spoke to Sunil Patel about his experiences of going to Syria and reporting the war without journalism training.

http://wannabehacks.co.uk/2013/12/12/interview-sunil-patel-on-going-to-syria-as-an-untrained-journalist/

#journalism   #warreporting   #syria   #training  
Last year, Vice magazine published a story from Sunil Patel who went Syria 'to learn how to be a journalist'. Katherine spoke to Sunil about the piece and his views on training, insurance and protection for journalists.
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Interview: Adam spoke to ex-soldier turned BBC reporter Tom Martienssen about how his experiences of blogging from war zones led to a career change into journalism. #journalism   #blogging   #BBC  
Not everyone decides that they want to be a journalist from the moment they learn to write. Wannabe Hacks chats with Tom Martienssen who was a soldier before training as a journalist.
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And, on the subject of networking, test out your newfound social brilliance at our Christmas meetup!

Tickets available now!

http://wannabehacks.co.uk/2013/11/20/come-and-have-a-drink-with-wannabe-hacks-for-christmas/  

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"You know when you're being shot at."

Today, we're looking at the world of war reporting. Kat spoke to former Frontline journalist Richard Pendry on his experiences of reporting conflicts in Chechnya, Iraq and Afghanistan, and his views on the future of war reporting. 

http://wannabehacks.co.uk/2013/11/11/interview-richard-pendry-on-war-reporting/

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For Remembrance Day, Wannabe Hacks takes a look at the world of war reporting with an interview with Richard Pendry who has reported from conflicts in Chechnya, Iraq, and Syria.
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"If you're able to come up with ideas or new angles or interesting ways to report on existing stories, they're going to love that and they're going to want you."

Current trainee Owen Walker spoke to Katherine about the #BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme, and shares his advice for the applications, which open today. 

http://wanab.be/1erwTtr

Are you thinking of applying to the scheme? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @wannabehacks. 
Owen Walker talks to Katherine Purvis about his experiences of the BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme and gives his advice for the application process
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Now here’s a little bit of #positivity for your Monday morning. 

Katherine gives her #advice on how to stay positive in the bleak world of endless #journalism job #applications

http://t.co/BEXs2yzTyq

Are you looking for a job in journalism at the moment? How do you stay motivated? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @wannabehacks. 
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Do you need to brush up on your e-mailing etiquette? Find out here. 
Journalists rely on emails for so much, how can you send effective emails that people will reply to before your deadline?
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A few insights into a national newsroom during a big event like reporting on the death of Nelson Mandela
Nick Petrie, Deputy Head of News Development at The Times, shares what the newsroom was like the day Nelson Mandela died.
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Interview: We spoke to Mic Wright (@brokenbottleboy) about his new project, The XX Corporation, and their plans for a £100 journalism masters: http://wanab.be/IonB9b #journalism   #journalismMA  
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Networking.
Love it or hate it, it's a big part of life as a journalist.
Here, Katherine offers her top tips for trading tales.
Have you got any advice for nervous networkers?
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http://wannabehacks.co.uk/2013/11/20/networking-tips-from-a-hack-whos-been-there/ 
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Wannabe Hacks is five aspiring journalists blogging about getting into the media via different routes.

It provides tips and guidance on how to get into the media from people trying to do just that, right now. This is journalism advice straight from the horse’s mouth.

The Hacks write about work experience, improving their writing skills and filling in application forms, each from their own different perspective.

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