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Currybet.net: Does reality of workplace meet young journalists’ expectations?

Martin Belam is posting a series of Q&As with three young journalists who have recently qualified and moved into work to see if the realities of working match their expectation’s of a job in journalism and whether the skills they learned in training were appropriate.

Today’s post focuses on their experience of using technology and tomorrow’s will look at what the new journalists feel they were not prepared for when it came to starting working life.

Dorset Echo reporter Miriam Phillips scoops young journalist award

picture of Hammond / Whiteley Awards winners

Photo: (left to right) Neil Glass (Judges Award), Melanie Vass (Reporter of the Year), Martyn Benn (chairman of the judges), Miriam Phillips (Young Journalist of the Year) and Richard Crease (Photographer of the Year).

This year’s Hammond/Whiteley Awards, which were launched 1983 in memory of two senior Bournemouth Daily Echo journalists, John Hammond and Carl Whiteley, were presented this week at Bournemouth university.

Miriam Phillips, Dorset Echo reporter, scooped the Jane Hayward Memorial Trophy, which honours the young journalist of the year, for a second time.

Bournemouth Daily Echo journalists collected two awards: reporter of the year going to Melanie Vass and photographer of the year to Richard Crease.

Calling all young journos: Welcome to Tomorrow’s News, Tomorrow’s Journalists

Journalism.co.uk and journalism blogger Dave Lee are proud to introduce a new forum for young journalists.

The Tomorrow’s News, Tomorrow’s Journalists blogging ring (or TNTJ between you and me) is a place for young journalists from across the globe to share their experiences/anxieties/ideas/random thoughts…

To take part there are just a couple of criteria:

1) you must be under 30-years-old
2) you must blog about journalism (for more details on what this entails read Dave’s introduction)

Each month a topic/question will be put up for discussion. Interested parties can register and contribute their thoughts in a blog post, which will then be published on the TNTJ site. Feel free to post away on your own blog too.

You can log in and post your entry for about a week or so after the first post – though there’ll be no time limit on leaving comments.

We’re kicking off with the following: “The biggest challenge facing a young journalist in today’s media is…”

So far we’ve had some great responses, so why not have a read, young journos, or better still post your own.

You can follow updates to TNTJ through Journalism.co.uk’s journalismnews Twitter feed.

For more info or queries contact Dave Lee at davelee.mail@gmail.com or email laura@journalism.co.uk.