The National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Guide to Careers in Journalism is the essential resource to securing a job as a journalist on a newspaper or magazine, on radio and television, or online.
The book contains:
full details of over 60 highly-respected, NCTJ-accredited courses which give you exactly the qualifications you need
comprehensive outlines of what it will be like as a trainee journalist on newspapers, magazines, TV, radio or a website
day-in-the-life accounts from a wide range of young journalists
advice, quotes, comments and warnings from over 100 working journalists
a comprehensive listing of potential sources of work experience, traineeships, and jobs.
Introduction - The New Journalist Section One - The media Newspapers Magazines TV and radio Online News, sport and picture agencies Sport Photography Section Two - Career paths Career Path 1: Newspaper or magazine reporting Career path 2: Newspaper or magazine production Career path 3: Features on newspapers and in magazines Career path 4: TV and Radio reporting Career path 5: TV and Radio production Career path 6: Online writing and production Career path 7: News agencies Career path 8: Sport Career path 9: Photographers Career path 10: Freelancing Cross-media careers paths Career paths 11: Cross media career paths - Reporting Career paths 12: Cross-media career paths - Production Career path 13: Cross-media career paths - Editing Career paths 14: Wild-card career paths Section 3 - NCTJ-Accredited Journalism courses Section 4 - database of employers Useful sources of information