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Posted By: paulajw
Posted On: August 25, 2015

Fire and costumes at Lewes Bonfire Celebrations.

Fire and costumes at Lewes Bonfire Celebrations.

Fire and costumes at Lewes Bonfire Celebrations.
Picture licenced by Creative Commons by CB on Flickr

Finding stories is a key skill editors want from any journalist.

It does not matter if you are working for a weekly newspaper to a high-fashion glossy magazine, journalism is all about contacts and finding the exclusive.

From the first day students at Brighton Journalist Works are encouraged to go out and find stories to impress future employers and fill their NCTJ portfolio.

September 2014 fast-tracker Johnny Jones completed his portfolio by week five.

As Brighton and Hove buzzes with events all year round it is not too difficult for students to hit the ground running when it comes to bulking out their portfolios.

Brighton Digital Festival events throughout September are a great way to meet the city’s techy and arts crowd.

One of the highlights is the Mini Maker Faire with stands and exhibits from across the area and beyond.

Future motoring journalists have the Ace Café Reunion  to look forward to on September 11, when the seafront is chock-a-block with motorbikes, both normal and custom builds.
There’s more for motoring fans in October with Brighton Breeze (VW split screen campers) on October 2-4.

The London to Brighton Land Rover run on October 4 and the BrightonA custom bikes and stunt show on October 11.

On November 1, vintage cars rumble their way slowly into the city for the 119th London to Brighton run.

Aspiring sports journos can work the crowds as the Rugby World Cup comes to Brighton in September, with Japan, South Africa, Samoa and USA playing at the Community Stadium.

Madeira Drive hosts the fan zone, so expect colour and buzz in the city centre.

Wannabe fashion journalists will definitely want to cover events at Brighton Fashion Week, October 15-18.

Last year fast-track students had work published in The Argus, Brighton and Hove Independent and

Brighton Color Run (sic) is another great opportunity to find human interest stories.

Its on October 10, in Madeira Drive. Lots of running and colourful powders thrown all over the place.

The biggest event of the season comes towards the end of the course.

Lewes bonfire celebrations are huge and not for the easily offended.

Last year effigies of Alex Salmond and Vladimir Putin caused outrage in the national and international press.

In Sussex people just shrugged their shoulders and said “so what, it’s Lewes”.

As Piers Morgan put it: “Don’t take this Lewes bonfire thing too personally @AlexSalmond – they burned me too..”