Sports Journalism Project – PlacementAberdeen
“The Sports Journalism Project opened doors for me. It gave me the first hand experience that allowed me to get onto an exclusive BA (Hons) Journalism course at university and it helped me to land a full time job in the media upon graduation in what was a difficult jobs market, especially for a young reporter.
The recognition I gained through my work with the SJP led to me being offered various work placements at my local newspaper during my teenage years. This, in turn, allowed me to hit the ground running at the start of my university degree and when I went onto further placements at national publications such as The Scotsman.
On a practical level, I was able to hone and develop my own practical journalism skills due to the frequent work I was carrying out. As well as providing live match information I was writing reports, collecting stats and interviewing managers and local business men who are on the board. It really helped me become a confident person and gave me the drive to become a sports reporter”