Tower Hamlets’ Futureversity students get tips from Advertiser news editor

PUBLISHED: 14:51 28 August 2012

Advertiser news editor Victoria Huntley with Futureversity students

Advertiser news editor Victoria Huntley with Futureversity students


Journalism students got tips on breaking into the industry when they got a visit from Advertiser News Editor Victoria Huntley.

Speaking to a packed room of 16-25 year olds made up of aspiring journalists and Futureversity’s Youth Assessors who help lead the youth charity’s summer programme earlier this month, Victoria said: “It is a tough business and you aren’t going to make much money but there are opportunities if you’re prepared to work for them.

“You can work as a journalist now through blogs, Twitter and making contacts with organisations and charities like Futureversity, as well as with the local media.”

Futureversity student Bayar Hassan from Bethnal Green said: “It was a terrific opportunity to meet Victoria and understand how the local paper operates in east London and to hear how we can get more involved. I will definitely be calling Victoria with my own story ideas.”

As part of Futureversity’s annual summer programme the charity runs the popular FV1 online youth magazine course for 16-25 year olds where students can develop their writing skills and get their work published.

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