Tuesday, 16th April 2019
JOURNALISM apprentice makes her own headlines
A JOURNALISM apprentice is making her own headlines after her work was nominated for a regional press award.
Alima, 23, of
She has had two pieces of her work selected for the nomination including Asian Women Entrepreneurs and the first Asian winner of Miss Lancashire.
“This is the first time I have been nominated for an award and it feels really good to be recognised,” said Alima.
“I didn’t expect it at all and it has given me even more determination to continue to work hard.”
The former Birmingham City University English graduate enrolled on the
“I always knew that I wanted write,” she said. “It’s been a lifelong passion but when I went to apply for jobs they always asked for the NCTJ qualification.
“I saw the
Alima began her apprenticeship at The Lancashire Telegraph just one week after starting the course.
“I didn’t know what to expect when I first started as a journalist but the course and working as a news reporter have both exceeded all my expectations,” said Alima.
“I am so glad that my work has been nominated for this award. It would be great to win and hopefully propel me into a future career working within F1 Motorsport, which was a major factor in me wanting to become a journalist.”
“The stories included in the nomination are typical of those Alima has included in her NCTJ portfolio, demonstrating her ability to source original content for a specific audience.”
The Regional Press Awards are organised by the Society of Editors on behalf of the media industry with the support of headline sponsors Facebook and United Utilities.
Winners will be announced at a ceremony, hosted by LBC radio presenter Nick Ferrari, at the IET,