Over the past few weeks, my view of Journalism has been confirmed. However, my understanding of the different aspects of the industry has improved and I have learnt what a broad subject it is. I have been inspired by the professionals around me, providing their own advice and experiences whilst teaching. The most shocking thing for me was during the introductory lecture when senior lecturer ‘Sean Dodson’ told us that only 20% of undergraduates in the room would actually become journalists. These stats surprised me as it taught me what a harsh and competitive industry I will be entering into.
Over the next 10 weeks I am excited to start creating my own work, using new techniques/technology and meeting new people. As well as writing about things that interest me, I am excited to stretch my mind to new and challenging areas of journalism as I feel it is important to have a wide range of experience. I know I have made the right decision in my course choice as I will be practicing transferable skills over the next three years that will help me further my career, no matter what area of journalism I choose to pursue.