Aurora Bosotti – BA (Hons) Journalism
Aurora graduated from LCC in 2015 with a BA in Journalism. Aurora now works as a trainee Multimedia Reporter at the European Parliament Information Office in Edinburgh.
How would you describe your practice?
I'm a Multimedia Reporter.
What did you study at LCC and what year did you graduate?
I studied BA (Hons) Journalism and graduated in 2015.
Where are you from in the world?
I'm from Italy.
Why did you choose to study this course and why LCC?
First of all because of its location. London is an amazing place to learn how to become a reporter, not only thanks to the endless resources available but also because of its people. Other factors included the ratio of graduate employment and students’ satisfaction rate.
What is the most important thing you learned while studying on your course?
That journalists are inherently curious and should be proud of it. Also, chasing sources has to become your new favourite hobby otherwise you’re going nowhere.
What are your fondest memories of LCC?
The time spent in the Artefact newsroom writing up stories, and singing Let it Go with some of the other editors to survive the last few hours at our desks! Discovering new parts of the building I didn’t know existed - even though I remember going to one of the tours offered during Fresher’s. And especially the first year’s Contextual Journalism seminars spent debating Homeland.
How has the course helped you be where you are today?
It provided solid background on core essentials of my profession, such as legal knowledge and a strong ethical sense.
What three words would you use to best describe LCC?
Diverse. Engaging. Multifaceted.
What piece of advice would you give to new students?
Try new things. Get interested in everything that surrounds you. And talk to your course mates: they are the basis of your contact network.
Where are you working at the moment and what are some recent interesting projects you’ve worked on?
I’m currently a trainee at the European Parliament Information Office in Edinburgh thanks to a Schuman Journalism scholarship. I also work with an Italian-based think tank as a writer.
Could you describe your style or what you try to achieve with your work?
I try to make my writing as clear as possible, making sure readers can understand the complexity of what I’m reporting on without having to use confusing language. My job is to inform, not confuse.
Name three things you couldn't be creative without:
Music, strong vocabulary and pop references.
What drives you to succeed?
Knowing that what I do can help people having their voice heard is a good incentive.
Where in London do you (or did you used to) go when you need a little inspiration?
I don’t think there’s even a corner in London that is not inspiring! When writer’s block strikes I usually just have to get on a random bus and see the places it takes me to get back to my laptop.
What are your future plans and ambitions?
I got an MA immediately after graduating from LCC and then an internship so I think I’ll be taking some time off. After that I’m thinking about a second MA and other work experiences to set up my path to become a foreign correspondent.