Quick update. Two weeks of NCTJ done and oh my g*d it's hardcore. I've enjoyed it so far, even the dreaded shorthand! My hand writing is, lets face it, pretty appalling so I'm doing lots of practice to make it all neat, pretty and in proportion. Progress is SLOW.
So far I've designed a few newspaper pages, learned a bit of media law, written a NIB (that's news in brief for my non-journo readers *wink*), drank a lot of tea and had a couple of placement days at the Brixton Blog.
I've also had my first news story published. You can read it here :)