Finding work experience in journalism, especially in the music industry, can be a daunting prospect. But it can be done as third year English Literature student, Laurence Green, has proved. With a good deal of planning, exploiting the power of Twitter and taking full advantage of the opportunities that he found for himself, Laurence has gained a foothold in the industry – including work experience with NME and Q magazine.
Laurence has written a great piece for the Guardian Careers website about how he went about his task – it’s required reading for anyone who is serious about a career in journalism.
Starting out in music journalism: from work placements to popstar interviews (published 29 November 2011).