PA graduate wins the PPA New Business Media Journalist Of The Year 2017 award
Press Association Training, London is celebrating a great performance by one of our trainees.
Layla Haidrani, who recently completed 9 week magazine journalism course was shortlisted for both the New Business Media Journalist Of The Year and the New Talent Breakthrough Award.
Delighted to have won New Business Journalist Of The Year #PPANewTalent thanks to my amazing team @NurseStandard @rcni 🎉🎉🎉 pic.twitter.com/A0GQLmO62f
— Layla Haidrani (@layla_haidrani) March 16, 2017
"Since graduating from the Press Association, I’ve been working as Editorial Assistant at RCNi Publishing. It covers the UK's biggest selling weekly nursing magazine and nine monthly specialist journals covering mental health nursing, learning disability practice, nursing children and young people and emergency nursing. I’ve also been freelancing for the likes of VICE, The Debrief and Refinery29 among others.
"A lot of other journalism courses are very theoretical but from the very beginning, the PA course was very hands-on and threw me right in at the deep end – just like in the workplace."
"The PA’s fast-track journalism course isn’t a simple taught course. It’s a collaboration between you and journalists with years of experience. From day one you’ll be treated like a professional journalist, and given all the tools you need to be a success in the industry, so your real role is, with the help of the tutors, to decide what type of journalist you want to be and how far down the rabbit hole you want to go."
Daniel Davies // Deputy Editor, Factor Magazine.