“The teachers at BJW were inspiring and helped me gain the confidence and qualifications I needed for a journalism career.”
Roxy Freeman, BJW graduate, freelance journalist and novelist
Sarah has worked extensively as a reporter and website and social media manager. She is currently the Brighton and Hove local democracy reporter.
Top tip: Know your patch. Know the people. Go to the opening of an envelope and you will build up your contacts.
Shorthand, copy clinics
Sheena is a freelance journalist and copy editor who previously worked for Johnston Press.
Top tip: Turn up, put the work in and be proactive about getting stories.
Essential journalism, court reporting
A former deputy editor of The Argus, Chris now runs his own editing and design company.
Top tip: Apply rigour and self-discipline, do the work to deadline, do not let anything drift.LOUISA HANNAH
Louisa has worked on a variety of magazines and newspapers as reporter, chief reporter and deputy editor. She has been teaching NCTJ journalism for the past 15 years.
Top tip: Be nosy, full of ideas and volunteer for everything.
Public affairs, mobile phone journalism
Richard has worked as a journalist, mainly in radio, for the last 35 years.
Top tip: Turn up, put the hours in and get out there and unearth those stories.
Caroline’s varied career has taken her from Reader’s Digest to Radio Four via MTV and Radio Bejing.
Top tip: Never stop being curious and never stop talking to people. Put yourself out of your comfort zone and take the plunge.
“The training and teaching were top class. It was straightforward and no-nonsense and taught us everything we needed to know.”
Laurence Smith, BJW graduate, reporter, West Sussex County Times
Media law, court reporting, production journalism
Feature writer and sub-editor for newspapers and magazines. Pete has been teaching law and production journalism for ten years.
Top tip: Read. Read good writers. Especially read good writers who are writing about writing.