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and its sister paper the Southern Daily Echo are today launching a fantastic new initiative to give up-and-coming writers a chance to break into the media industry.
Achieving the diploma can also pave the way for a job in PR, social media, publishing and communications – all without having to pay thousands of pounds in university fees.Other students have used the course as a great way of gaining work experience and securing a place at university.’ Spaces on the course are limited.If you would like to apply (see panel), log onto call (023) 9238 3131 or e-mail [email protected] to arrange an interview.For more information, search for the Highbury College Journalism Training page on Facebook. You will need at least 5 A-C grades at GCSE including English and ideally you should have also achieved either two A Levels or an equivalent Level 3 qualification such as a BTEC Diploma. Students aged between 19–23 and not in the above categories will usually pay the advertised fee.Highbury College in Portsmouth has more than 50 years’ experience in training journalists with a great number of success stories including ITV newsreader Mark Austin and the BBC’s Deputy Political Editor John Pienaar.Editor-in-chief of the Gazette and Southern Daily Echo, Ian Murray, said: ‘I’m excited that our papers are fully involved in continuing this fine training tradition as we prepare today’s students for the exciting multi-media world we operate in.
‘By having the classroom in the newsroom we will provide an amazing opportunity of real-life, hands-on training for all students.
There’s no better way of learning the skills of the trade.’ The diploma covers the essentials of journalism and includes reporting, public affairs, media law, court reporting, video broadcasting, and shorthand.
While the qualification is a sure-fire way of getting into journalism, it can also lead to other careers in the media or communications industry.
Paul Foster, Programme Leader in Journalism at Highbury College, said: ‘There’s no doubt that employers see this course as a fantastic grounding in the art of writing, publishing and broadcasting.
‘We have a high rate of employment amongst our students who complete our journalism courses.
In the past few years our Highbury students have progressed onto magazines, radio and TV stations, newspapers and news agencies.