Laure Fourquet – BA (Hons) Journalism

Laure Fourquet graduated from LCC in 2014 with a BA in journalism and went on to work as a News Assistant for the International New York Times and the New York Times Paris bureau. Laure is now a Freelance Multimedia Journalist in London.

Why did you choose to study BA (Hons) Journalism and why LCC?

I’ve always wanted to become an international journalist; LCC offered me both the opportunity to study in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, and to become a multi-skilled reporter. 

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

That great journalism is all about collaboration! Soon after graduating I realised the importance of collaborating with editors, other journalists and also with my sources.

What are your fondest memories of LCC?

Working with my friends on some very exciting journalistic projects.

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

Very much so. It gave me invaluable insights into the inner working of contemporary journalism. 

What piece of advice would you give to new students?

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes! 

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

I’ve just finished an MSc in International Public Policy at University College London.

After graduating in 2014, I worked as a News Assistant for the International New York Times and the New York Times Paris bureau successively. Since moving back to London for my studies, I got to freelance on terrorism related issues for the New York Times in both France and Belgium. I also did a summer program in Data Journalism at Columbia University in New York City last summer.

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

I would love work with Peter Bouckaert, Human Right Watch’s Emergencies Director.


Follow Laure on Twitter @LaureFourquet