Carly FlynnJournalist, Presenter, and Broadcaster
Bachelor of Media Arts (Communication), Journalism pathway“I think a degree in journalism from Wintec is the best place to start.”
Journalist, presenter and broadcaster Carly Flynn is a familiar face to many New Zealanders, having featured on Nightline, Sunrise, Target and Newstalk ZB. “For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a journalist,” says Flynn.
At the young age of 16 she enrolled in the Bachelor of Media Arts at Wintec after talking to her godfather, Mike Brockie, a senior producer and journalist at TV3. She was thrilled to be accepted into the degree . “I really loved that I was in an environment where I was on the path to becoming a journalist.” Lecturer Jeremy Smith remembers Flynn as focused and committed, with an interest in broadcasting from the very start.
As part of her study Flynn spent time at the Matamata Chronicle and did an internship at TV3.
“I think a degree in journalism from Wintec is the best place to start,” she says. “You need to throw yourself into everything, every opportunity, and show potential employers that you’re prepared to do anything for a story – work hard, work late, work long.”