Friday, 13 February 2015

Uni life - Studying journalism at the University of Lincoln

Last September I was thrown into the world of being a journalism student at the University of Lincoln. And it really did feel like a throw more than a light settling in. Na├»vely, I expected that we would do a load of lectures about how to interview and write news stories then later on in life we’d do the actual journalism stuff. We had a few lectures but I didn't feel prepared at all. My first assignment was to write 5 news stories, all with quotes, which meant we had to interview at least 5 people. I’m really not the most confident person so this terrified me. I’ve always known that journalism is all about the talking to people bit but I assumed when I got old enough I’d be more confident. But that didn't happen.