So here we go. This is (yet another) aspiring journo’s blog, set up to get him some public exposure – oh alright, more like catch the eye of an editor who’ll pay him for his pieces based on what he reads here – and a place to generally sound off about being a trainee student hack.
If you’ve stuck with it this far, congratulations, we’ll clearly be seeing more of each other in the days to come.
So, who is Gaz and what qualification does he have to call himself a ‘journo’?
Well, I’m a graduate and I’m studying for a masters in journalism at Brunel University in West London. I stayed sober for long enough to earn a good BA in English with Creative Writing there, and managed to become editor of the SU newspaper by loudly demanding to know when I could start, thus cunningly avoiding the usual trap of asking patiently and waiting for weeks on end.