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  • Topbird
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    I have a media degree but really I need some advice.

    Work experience – I worked for hospital radio previously, and have some insight into the media. Even though I have this degree – I would like to go further and do a masters/PHD. Due to my income – I cannot and also have dyslexia.

    Funding – any idea? As I really want to go further?

    e-mail – topbird20012000@yahoo.co.uk

    #24767 Reply
    Forum Member
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    Sleep with someone who’s in the business.

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    HBox
    HBox
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    politicsboy+May 3 2005, 06:49 PM–>(politicsboy @ May 3 2005, 06:49 PM)
    Sleep with someone who’s in the business.

    You really have nothing constructive to say do you? Perhaps you should go away and contemplate your redundancy on these forums.

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    HBox
    HBox
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    Send your CV off to every media organisation you can think of, request work experience, trainee schemes anything. Put yourself out there and make sure your CV is unmissable, even if it doesn’t have the most extensive array of experience you can make it noticable so that companies will be inclined to take notice of you.

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    NEWSBOY2
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    “If your good enough you’ll make it” That’s what I was told from Krisian Guru Murphy.

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    AJ
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    Don’t ever give up – if this is truly what you want, then keep at it. You’ll get lots of rejections before you get your first break.

    Every bit of work experience helps – local newspapers, radio, hospital radio, local news – get as much as you can.

    If you’re looking at journalism, then write articles and send them in to organisations – in other words, get published.

    Build a portfolio of all your work – i.e. press clippings of your work, a CD of some of your radio work etc.

    In terms of funding, you might want to write off to organisations asking for sponsorship – even non-media organisations will fund you in exchange for working there for a while.

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