A group of young journalists discuss the difficulties of becoming a journalist. One of them is 21-year-old Fiona Looney.

Veronica Coburn hosts this in-studio discussion on journalism and becoming a journalist.

The panel includes 21-year-old music journalist Fiona Looney, who talks about achieving relative success.

Other journalists on the panel include Colette, who feels that you must be persistent when you are starting off and accept the possibility of rejection. Niall notes that a sports journalist cannot participate in sport as most games take place during work hours. Gerry Reynolds talks about the importance of developing an expertise in a specific area.

The panel discuss sexism in the profession and the relative merits of freelance journalism versus paid employment. Press photographer Roseanne was the first female staff photographer on a national newspaper. Eric used to be a freelance journalist and is now a staff reporter.