Wannabe Hacks article in The Guardian proves it can be done


The Guardian
On Monday, Wannabe Hacks will appear in The Guardian; something we’re very excited about.

We were approached last week to write a piece for MediaGuardian – the paper’s Monday supplement – to go alongside the results of the 2010 Guardian Student Media Awards. We were asked to provide advice to other wannabe journalists and explain a little about what Wannabe Hacks was for those who hadn’t encountered us before.

It just goes to show that if you have a decent idea and you work hard at implementing it, lucky breaks will come. All we did was send a good, structured email to the media and careers sections at The Guardian a few weeks or so ago. We were looking for advice and a bit of guidance. We chased it up (very important), they liked what they saw and – hey presto – Jane Martinson, editor of MediaGuardian, approached us to write something. It really was as simple as that.

So, make sure you pick up a copy of The Guardian on Monday to read our take on the journey we’ve taken so far and the long road we plan to travel in the coming months.

And be sure to pop back to Wannabe Hacks this week for more journalism debate and discussion…

It’s going to be a busy week!

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About benwhitelaw
Ben is Communities Editor at The Times

3 Responses to Wannabe Hacks article in The Guardian proves it can be done

  1. Glad to hear it. I’ll be sure to look out for the piece on Monday.

    Keep writing, keep improving, keep hustling… Keep up the good work!

  2. gregnewcombe says:

    Congrats guys

  3. I saw the piece in the guardian. Great idea, I will be following!
    I am doing the newspaper journalism post grad course at Cardiff Uni this year

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