More than 150 committed and enthusiastic budding journalists eager to join the media were given first-hand tips on entering the industry at an event organised by London Press Club and the Media Society.
The media students from London universities and journalism colleges took part in a Q&A with editors and senior training figures from across the industry.
The event included students being taken on tours of the newsrooms of the Evening Standard, the Independent, the Daily Mail, the Mail on Sunday and the i newspaper during the evening at Northcliffe House in Kensington.
London Press Club chairman Doug Wills who welcomed the students and later thanked the panel said: “It was heartening for the industry that there is such an eagerness to join it, and wonderful to see the enthusiasm for journalism from the students.”
On the panel answering the questions were: Sue Ryan, head of training for Mail newspapers; Graham Dudman, deputy managing editor of News Associates; Mark Wray, managing director of PA Training; Paul Charman, former head of journalism at London College of Communication and a director of London Press Club; Will Gore, NCTJ head of partnerships and projects and former executive editor at the Independent.
The Q&A was chaired by Barney Jones, visiting Professor of Journalism at City University.