Our guest today is Julie Wentzel Frøland. Julie is a journalist for one of the biggest media outlets in Norway. She did her bachelor in journalism at Høyskolen in Volda, Norway and her master in Environment, Politics and Globalization at King’s College in London.
She was lucky enough to get the chance to work with some of her true idols at a young age. She loves sport and among her favorite ones are hiking, skiing, yoga and mountain climbing.
- [1:10] – How to be a journalist – What Julie does and what she studied
- [3:14] – Why Julie chose to study journalism
- [4:33] – Studying abroad at the King´s College – Getting some theoretical experience
- [7:35] – What the study period was like for Julie
- [8:55] – Tough market – The job prospect for a newly educated journalist
- [13:24] – Getting paid to do interesting research – What a day at work looks like for Julie
- [22:40] – Exciting variation! – What Julie loves about her job
- [23:53] – If we could go back in time… – What Julie would do different
- [26:29] – Another career path other than journalism
- [27:24 ] – Breaking myths associated with journalism
- [29:21] – Difference in journalism in various countries & “Janteloven”
- [36:49] – People who have inspired Julie
- [41:00] – Books recommended by Julie
- [43:32] – Beginner´s mistake – Life lessons learned the hard way
- [47:32] – Resources recommended by Julie
- [49:57] – Thinking critically – Important things that journalism has taught Julie
- [53:53] – Are all Norwegians sporty?
- [57:09 ] – What advice Julie would give to her 20-year-old self
Books mentioned in the interview
- The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger, by Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson
- This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein.
Links and other useful resources
- Serial, a podcast that unfolds one story – a true story – over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns.
- What is journalism? See how the American Press Institute defines ‘journalism’
- See Forbes‘ list of Top 10 Tips for Young Aspiring Journalists.
- Want to become a journalist, but not sure how to get there? See Journalism.co.uk‘s great article on How-to get started in journalism
A panel of journalists offer a look at at a day in the life of a journalist for Cision’s Behind the Story series.
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