LONDON – Since 1907 the National Union of Journalists (N.U.J.) protects all kind of professionals. A group of ten students from the Grammar School Sannazaro in Naples had the pleasure to meet Phil Sutcliffe. His great experience of journalism was evident along with his passion for the job. He started to talk about journalism nowadays and its difficulties.
According to him the development of the internet and the introduction of many on-line newspapers has made it much harder for a freelance to shine and to get a job. Phil says, “you have to be both terrific and very lucky”. In fact nowadays there is a lack of job opportunities, especially in the media field. It is pretty easy in England to get a journalism qualification: in fact students can get a journalism card for £30. For all this competition and difficulty most of the professionals (journalists, editors, photographers etc) fall on the N.U.J. for protection.
The Union has offices situated in many British cities. The question is; will the N.U.J be powerful enough to protect professionals from all over the world?
Giulia Caso and Giulia Gaudiello