Arts Emergency

Dan Hancox

Journalist

I’m a freelance journalist for The Guardian, Dazed&Confused, openDemocracy and lots of others, and have been for several years now – getting on in journalism in 2013 is even more difficult than it was when I started ten or so years ago (I’m 31 now), and I want to share the things I’ve learned along the way. I didn’t start out wanting to be a journalist, but I’ve always loved writing, did a bit of student journalism while doing my history degree, and after blogging for a while (for myself), I realised I wanted to start getting published in the papers.

I write about music and politics mostly, but the basic principles – around work experience, improving your writing, getting paid work, getting articles published – will apply whatever you want to write about.

These two links provide some good starting advice:

http://itsdevelopmental.com/2012/some-advice-on-getting-on-in-journalism/
http://www.monbiot.com/2000/06/09/choose-life/

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