Working in the music industry is a dream ticket for most people, allowing you to satisfy your professional life by indulging your musical passion - but getting a foothold can be a challenging process.
This is where the proven track record of the London Journalism Centre can be vital. The music journalism course is led by CMU’s Andy Malt with long term Clash writer Matthew Bennett lecturing key topics for the last two academic years, and, as we approach the new term, we’ve expanded the relationship to offer one lucky student a full internship at Clash.
Current Clash editorial assistant Shahzaib Hussain also came through the LJC course, commenting: “Clash Magazine’s promising association with the London Journalism Centre is the type of partnership the media industry needs. Budding journalists are readied for the demands of a music publication in an ever-growing and evolving digital landscape. I look at my own experience as a bit of a 2-step process: learning all the theory at LJC, which I then had to put to practice interning at Clash. There are so many platforms that need content, with an even higher percentage of writers, so having an ‘editorial edge’ is crucial.”
The course runs from January 29th over eight weeks of night classes that traverse such practical lessons as interviewing technique, writing for different sections and in different styles, networking and digital platform content, pitching and next steps towards being commissioned.
The course costs £225 and the two-hour lessons are taught from Print House, 18 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL.
To enrol on the course and then have the chance to intern at Clash Magazine head HERE - the closing date is January 22nd.
Words: Matthew Bennett