Northern Journalists Get a Career Boost

Flickr typewriter image You could be an experienced journo looking to update your skills, a poverty stricken graduate or just after a career change, there's a new training scheme going by the name of inFUZE, that will make things a whole lot easier for struggeling hacks and those looking to break into the industry.

InFUZE was developed in conjunction with  the BBC and the University of Central Lancashire's Meld team, will be launching on Wednesday 21st October and is set to improve the fortunes of journalists of all levels.

Included in the course are seminars, technical training and a 12 week placement at various news offices across the north of England. The course will provide 10 journalists in the region with up-to-the-minute skills across the spectrum of online, TV, radio and mobile.

The venture coincides with the move of 5 BBC departments, including BBC Radio 5Live and BBC Sport, from London up to MediaCityUK in Salford.

Aswell as making some vital contacts during the course of the evening there'll be an introduction to Amanda Michel, Editor of Distributed Reporting at ProPublica; an independent non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.

For anyone thinking of coming along to the launch night, festivities will be taking place in the MOET Bar at Selfridges in Manchester, check out the event to find out how to reserve a free ticket.

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This is great..ince the

This is great..ince the financial crunch is so pervasive, and real wages have fallen so far over the past 30 years, people wonder what they're going to do with savings – retirement funds, or college funds for their kids?  Not everyone has employer/employee 401(k) contributions.  If you want to get Machiavellian about it, the kids CAN get scholarships.  (That isn't to say you should take that attitude, but scholarships are fewer these days.) Some people are taking to financing the start of retirement or college funds outside of savings.  However, take heed that Medicare and Social Security are plagued with problems, and can’t be counted on forever – so it may be a good idea to start retirement funds with some personal loans.