Last week I completed my month-long placement at Sky News as part of the Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship. Over the four weeks I kept a diary of what I got up to, and you can read my account of the experience below.
The chances are most mornings you will find me with my head buried in a copy of the Guardian, devouring my daily dosage of news and comment. It has become ritualistic and I've got the ink-stained fingers to show for it.
But it seems as if I am of a dying breed.
Bachelors Degree Online has compiled a list of the 100 best blogs for journalism students to read.
They write: "Today’s journalism students are entering an industry that’s facing a crossroads. These days, newspapers and media in general are adapting and growing at a rapid pace, and it’s essential that students keep up, or they’ll be left in the dust. By reading these blogs, you can keep an ear to the ground on the latest developments that matter the most to journalism students."