Can you believe the month is over?
In the spirit of closure, here’s a goodbye letter of sorts to London.
I came here quite unaware of British media. All I knew is that they didn’t have the first amendment, but I was unsure of what that looked like in practice.
As I explored British media, I fell in love with journalism all over again.
I found myself more interested in both investigative reporting and political journalism.
I learned that regulations can be a good thing!
I learned that ending up in big news corporations is about one-thirds luck, one-thirds talent, and one-third persistence. I also learned the joy of working for a small news organization like NewsQuest and reporting local, quirky news.
I am so eternally grateful for this trip and for all the inspirational people I got to meet.
I learned a lot about myself and even explored some areas of UK life that I thought I wouldn’t (like visiting the doctor and political activism).
I am going to miss being around influential journalists everyday, but I’m excited to take what I have learned and pour it into my future journalism courses in Hattiesburg.
Thank you for following along on my journey.