In the summer of 2014 I was fortunate enough to spend a week at the News UK offices on a journalism summer school run by the News Academy. We spent five days putting together our own paper, fuelled by workshops and talks from journalists from the three News UK publications – The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun.
I learned a lot that week. I learned how to write better. I learned how to make phone calls. I learned how to sub-edit, where to place a photograph on a page and how to conduct an interview. I learned just how important contacts are in this industry.
But there is one tiny fact that I have relayed more times than any of the advice I was given; it was mentioned in passing and I was so surprised I didn’t need to write it down. I learned that The Sun has…
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