◾️It’s a hard life being a journo. Celeb party, cocktail, selfie with Stormzy... ◾️Lucky Sam Mayers, one of our graduates and now Showbiz Reporter at the Daily Star ◾️”I write a daily column for the newspaper, it's mostly interviews I have conducted with artists, and gig reviews, alongside the latest exclusive news and showbiz tales.
My day-to-day life is the never the same as I'm out of the office a lot, meeting musicians, attending red carpet events, gigs, and all the award ceremonies.
This means it can be stressful at times, handling the column whilst on the go, and turning around copy very quickly.
However, seeing your copy and your hard work in print every day never gets old.
Some of my career highlights include attending the BRITs on a table amongst the biggest names in music, and then heading to the after-parties. And flying around the world for the MTV VMA Awards, worldwide festivals, and exclusive interviews.
Some of the worse moments include conducting difficult interviews, feeling under pressure, and not getting much sleep!
For anyone thinking of studying Journalism at London Met I say do it!
The course covers everything you need to know, and you'll leave with a clear idea of exactly where you want to go next.
The lecturers are so hands on, they offer constant support, and all have different interests/specialities to help all.
Plus the deadlines, and the newsroom tasks really do prepare you for being in a busy newsroom surrounded by noise.
I can't stress how important work experience is, it's all about CONTACTS CONTACTS CONTACTS.
And never feel you're annoying them too much - at least you'll be on their mind when any job opportunities come up.
At times you'll inevitably feel overwhelmed but I promise you, when you graduate and land your first journalism job it will feel worth it.” ◾️Places available on our course now through clearing ◾️Hotline 0800 032 4441 #londonmet #londonmetuni #clearing #lifestylejournalist #studentjournalism #musicjournalism #dailystar #stormzy #celebrityselfie