OICP student interns score bylines in The Sun
During the first week of their internships at News UK this month, BA Media, Journalism and Publishing students Laura Cutting, Lloyd Canfield and Thomas Godfrey published their first bylined articles in The Sun, the biggest news brand in the UK.
Working on the TV desk under the charge of TV Editor Andy Halls, Laura reveals exclusively in her piece that the BBC bosses overpaid staff by £350,000, the equivalent of 2,200 licence fee payments (pictured). She said: 'Being published in The Sun is very exciting, especially as it was my first day.'
Over on the news desk, working with Executive News Editor Ben O’Driscoll, Thomas was tasked to report on the recent demands made to Netflix to ban a Jimmy Carr show that includes a holocaust joke (pictured). He said: 'It was great to be working on an important news story like this - it was such an incredible experience and one I’ll carry through my career.'
Meanwhile, interning on the sports desk, Lloyd has four pieces scheduled for publication, providing a big boost to his NCTJ portfolio. Check out his report on the top six goals of Argentinian football icon Lionel Messi. 'It was the best day of working life so far', said Lloyd. 'I am so grateful for this opportunity.'
'A byline on your first day is pretty spectacular', commented Mark Hudson, Head of Early Talent at News UK. 'Thank you for sending us such talented students. It’s great to see them grab an opportunity like this with both hands.'
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