In this episode we speak to two young freelance journalists about the value of finding a mentor.
Jessica Morris, who is studying for her NCTJ Diploma and MA in Journalism, talks about how having a great mentor has advanced her career. Asyia Iftikhar, founder of the Young Journalist Community, discusses how to build a great relationship with your mentor.
Asyia Iftikhar @asyiaiftikhar
Freelancing for Journalists Journalism Work Experience Initiative
Young Journalist Community Facebook
Young Journalist Community mentor scheme
NCTJ diversity fund JDF
The Freelance Parent newsletter
And Jess’s guest newsletter for The Freelance Parent
Women in Journalism mentor scheme for women who have been in the industry for 2-5yrs https://womeninjournalism.co.uk/mentoring/
John Schofield mentoring for early career journalists
Journo Resources information about a range of mentoring schemes
The Second Source mentorship scheme
The University of Sheffield mentor scheme
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