University Of Edinburgh Journalism
There are a number of different types of journalism – broadcast, magazine, fashion, scientific and more.
Journalists are employed by local and national newspapers, broadcasters, news agencies, magazines and online news operations. Jobs are available throughout the UK but competition for posts is keen. Enthusiasm and work experience count for a great deal with employers.
Professional bodiesChartered Institute of Journalists – is the senior professional body for journalists in the UK. The student information contains routes into journalism and tips for finding your first job. The a freelancer directory may be helpful for contacts.
National Association of Press Agencies – is a self-help membership body with members from agencies providing news and picture coverage throughout the UK. The site contains a searchable directory of members.
Newspaper Society – represents and promotes the interests of Britain’s regional and local media. It is believed to be the oldest publishers association in the world. The site contains an A-Z of local newspaper websites as well as other useful links. It also has a course directory for journalism training.
Sports Journalists’ Association of Great Britain (SJA) – is an association for British-based professional sports journalists, whether writers or photographers, editors or broadcasters. The site includes useful links, information on specific areas (athletics, equestrian) and details of training and courses.
Broadcast Journalism Training Council – is a partnership of all the main employers in the UK broadcast industry. The site provides links to colleges and universities with accredited BJTC courses. The website also offers general careers advice on becoming a journalist and also advertises relevant sponsorship and bursaries.
The Paper Boy – extensive links to a wide range of international newspapers.