How to Become a Journalist Guide


The Insider’s guide to getting a career in Journalism.

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  • A complete walkthrough to becoming a journalist;
  • 9 personal qualities that you need to be a journalist;
  • Finding the hook in a news story and how to interview;
  • The building blocks of a story and headline writing;
  • How to source news – 19 top tips;
  • Covering court, inquests and council meetings;
  • How to write great features;
  • How you can use social media as a journalist;
  • Taking photographs and tips for photojournalists;
  • Work experience and building a press portfolio;
  • How to do a great interview for a trainee journalist job;
  • Training courses, journalism degrees and essential resources;
  • Plus plenty of insider tips and advice throughout.