I was recently told that a typical starting salary for a trainee reporter in a local newspaper is between £16,000 and £18,000. Considering this is the job I, and others on my course, are likely to get, this is my probable starting wage in the world of journalism.
The ‘echo chamber’ has been a phrase on everyone’s lips after Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. People generally only see and hear news that they agree with as their Facebook feed is filled with their peers. The Guardian has tried experimenting with mixing up the access that people have to news with certain biases.