Media Futures: How editing a student newspaper taught me everything about journalism

David Smith (The Guardian) offers advice on getting into the news industry.

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David Smith, Washington bureau chief of The Guardian, compares reporting on union exec to reporting on Donald Trump and offers advice on finding work in the newspaper industry.

He says: ‘This year I'm celebrating my 25th anniversary as editor of Leeds Student (now The Gryphon). It was the best training I ever had as a journalist (though I'm still catching up on sleep). I've since been very lucky to work as a sports reporter, arts correspondent, war reporter, Africa correspondent and now White House reporter. I hope to provide some useful insights for those seeking a career in journalism and answer your questions.’