25 Things Every Student Journalist Will Know To Be True
Print deadline > essay deadline.
1. There is nothing more intense than the rivalry between yours and other student newspapers.
2. You’ll be way more committed to getting your articles submitted than you will your uni essays.
3. No lectures or seminars will ever be attended during Print Week.
Too much stress.
4. InDesign is amazing when you can figure it out.
5. But the worst thing in your life when you can’t.
6. You get so caught up about seeing your name in print that you forget to update the website.
7. Nights out to celebrate another issue printed are the biggest nights of your uni life.
8. It’s almost impossible not to make enemies on campus.
Whether you give Drama Soc a bad review or write a story about Rugby initiations gone wrong – someone will hate you.
9. You never get bored of knowing all the gossip before the rest of the student body.
10. Nor do you ever get tired of receiving free stuff to review.
11. Contacts are everything.
12. Trying to get a paper printed on time is genuinely more stressful than submitting your essay on time.
13. There’s no better feeling than seeing your words in print all over campus.
14. Your friends get really awkward when you ask them if they read your articles.
15. Everyone wants to write. No one wants to distribute.
16. Elections for editor positions are actually pretty terrifying.
17. The quickest way to make friends with someone is to do a newspaper all-nighter with them.
Bonding through exhaustion.
18. And nothing inspires you to write more than a group Domino’s order.
19. The more you write, the more strangers will know who you are and form opinions of you.
20. If you’re not on Twitter, are you even a student journo?
21. You can make news out of anything.
22. Big stories always break at the worst times.
The day after print; when the editor is AWOL; when everyone’s drunk and can’t put a sentence together.
23. You can and do spend a worrying amount of time trash-talking other student newspapers when the Guardian Student Media Awards are announced.
24. The SU probably don’t like you that much and that is fine.
25. And it’s likely you’ll learn more from your extra-curricular journalism than your actual degree.
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