Here’s is the Catch 22 every wannabe journalist faces...
You need bylines on published articles before potential employers will take you seriously.
But it’s virtually impossible to get the commissions that will win you bylines unless you already have a track record of published articles.
How do you square the circle?
We aim to offer some answers to that question. We'll be suggesting...
Three places where you can get published right now – and one where you can pitch your ideas direct to editors
What you need is the ability to get your first bylines without having any evidence to show you can write.
Of course you can start your own blog – and you should. But it should be a beat blog, filled with content that demonstrates you have mastered a specialism of some kind.
If you are on a journalism course, the college will have a website or magazine on which you’ll get published.
On work experience you can ought to get a byline or two, and on an internship you ought to get loads.
That’s all great as far as it goes, but you need more.
So here are three places where you can get published right now.
And one where you can pitch your ideas direct to editors.
We'll take a look at: