Here’s the other email I received after posting about work experience, this time from Katie McGonagle, who studied History at Cambridge:
I just saw your post on journalism.co.uk’s TNTJ page, and I’d like to let you know about my fantastic work experience at the Borehamwood and Elstree Times. I spent a month at this Newsquest-owned local newspaper, working with three excellent journalists who did everything possible to support, advise and train me. I was writing two features a week plus ad hoc nibs, short news stories and vox pops from my very first day and learned some really useful and interesting lessons along the way. They were really helpful in answering any questions I had, offering advice and guidance, and gave me a really good range of experience including going out to interview in person and organising a day shadowing the subs, who are based in another office. All this was particularly impressive given the small size of the team
Another impressive review. Any placement that gives students a chance to expand their creative horizons like this is well worth the time and money.