Joshua (William) Potter – BA (Hons) Journalism

Joshua graduated from LCC in 2016 with a First Class Honours in Journalism and is now working on his second novel.

How would you describe your practice?

I'm a journalist, novelist, copywriter, and freelancer.

What did you study at LCC and what year did you graduate?

I studied Journalism and graduated in 2016.

Where are you from in the world?

That’s complicated. I grew up travelling, living in England, India, America, and Uganda. 

Why did you choose to study this course and why LCC?

I love to write and wanted to hone my journalistic and storytelling skills. I’d heard good things about LCC!

What is the most important thing you learned while studying on your course?

To push the boundaries with what you’re asked to do. Follow the requirements, but experiment.

What are your fondest memories of LCC?

I went to Paris to cover the COP21 conference. It was awesome.

How has the course helped you be where you are today?

I can write more, better and faster. It’s allowed me to know what I want to do and how to get it.

What piece of advice would you give to new students?

Go for it. You’re paying for it, you might as well make the most of it.

Where are you working at the moment and what are some recent interesting projects you’ve worked on?

I’m working on my second novel now, having recently completed the first. My first novel was probably the most interesting thing have done (for several reasons). I covered a Lego convention last year and that was fun!

Could you describe your style or what you try to achieve with your work?

The style of the work depends on what’s being written, or filmed. I try to best represent what I’m covering and that might mean writing in any number of ways.

If you could work with any client in the world, who would it be and what would you want to work on?

Until he passed away I would have said Nelson Mandela, but nobody nowadays really embodies what he did.

Where in London do you (or did you used to) go when you need a little inspiration?

The closest park. But not for inspiration, that you can get anywhere. The park was just a way to focus that inspiration.

What are your future plans and ambitions?

To travel the world, learning about and writing the stories that most people haven’t heard.


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