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."
"Without a doubt it was the Press Association’s course that gave me the edge to get my job. From the confidence to write to editors asking to meet, and then throw myself into the freelance opportunities offered to me, to an invaluable grounding in reporting skills and law, and endless advice over CVs and covering letters."
Madeline Ratcliffe // Producer, Sky News