6-week placement with STV
Updated: Mar 6
It's been six weeks since I first walk through the doors to STV North's newsroom, and I've thoroughly enjoyed every single day. From battling with AVID, running after reporters on stories or trying to memorize the function of every bottom in the gallery, it has been the career debut all aspiring journalists dream of.
It has not only been an insight into the art of making television but an insight into how to fill a 30-minute bulletin with engaging local news. I’ve followed the process of turning the stories from drawing board in the morning into quality journalism.
It has been a self-developing journey. Observing the standards and phase expected of journalists, despite the limitations to time and space, forced me to push myself harder to keep up.
STV gave me the opportunity to put the theory from the classroom to use in the real world. I can wholeheartedly say that my placement has shaped me into a more confident, professional and capable reporter.
I will take all of the experiences and lessons with me in my future career. More than anything STV has made me more excited to start my career and reassured me that journalism is right for me.
The most memorable part has been the privilege to work with such passionate and friendly colleagues. I truly feel that I’ve learned from the best in the industry. I’ll never take for granted the six weeks I’ve spent with the talented team behind Scotland’s most-watched news programme.