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Wannabe Hacks – finding ways into media careers #bfong

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Wannabe Hacks is a collaborative site written by five graduates trying to get into journalism through different means.

One is a female job seeker. Two are doing postgraduate courses in newspaper journalism but are very different in their approaches. Another is freelancing for a number of magazines. And the fifth is completing several internships at large media companies.

Since they created the site last year they have each built up a great network of contacts.

Now they are coming along to Brighton Future of News Group to share their tips, talk about their experiences and give advice to other wannabe hacks.

Anyone who wants to get a foothold in the media today will get a great deal out of this event.

Please visit the Brighton Future of News Group Meet Up group and sign up if you would like to attend this event.

The March meeting spawned interesting debates with Nick Cloke, Sussex Police’s head of media relations and the force’s multimedia producer and social media specialist Christine Smith.

Paul Watson curated the #bfong tagged tweets using Storify

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Written by Sarah Booker Lewis

April 5, 2011 at 8:48 pm

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