My name is Emma McFarnon, I am currently working part-time at a national newspaper, and have recently completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism (Newspaper Option) at Cardiff University.

I have 100wpm shorthand and have passed examinations in media law, public administration, media ethics, online journalism and practical journalism.

I have written regularly for Guardian Cardiff, and have undertaken work experience at The Independent, the Western Mail/South Wales Echo, Rhondda Leader/Pontypridd Observer, South Wales Argus and South Wales Evening Post. I was also the news editor of Gair Rhydd, the student newspaper at Cardiff University.

I also have a more general, university-related blog, which can be found at: