What was your favourite gift you were given at Christmas? When starting my journalism course (you can read more about it here) one of my teachers mentioned Harold Evans. A lot. So, I googled him-and asked for his biography My Paperchase, for Christmas. In retrospect, this seemed rather apt, given the trade I'm training for. After reading it, … Continue reading Review: My Paperchase by Sir Harold Evans.
One thing that I have (sometimes) been criticised for is my punctuality. So: as part of documenting my Aspergers, I thought that this would be a worthwhile issue to document. Aspergers, for me, has meant that I need a routine. Part of what I liked about being in state-mandated education was the timetable; you knew … Continue reading Being punctual has a routine to it.
What is a fairly new invention that is a good place to get stories, as a journalist? Asides from Twitter and Facebook, Blogs (in my opinion) are a great way to find stories. Whether it's researching a particular topic, or just looking ideas, blogs offer up a wealth of information. For that reason, I thought … Continue reading Blogs by journalists, about journalism. (Sort of.)
On par with an Instagram poll, I'll be increasing the journalism content here on the blog. For today's post, I spoke to Cristina Criddle, a BBC broadcast journalist. Not only does she a job at an organisation I would love to work for, she is also a lifestyle and travel blogger at CriddleMeThis.com. I spoke … Continue reading Interview: Cristina Criddle, Broadcast journalist for the BBC, and lifestyle & travel Blogger.
As I have said so before, I have a lot of thoughts going round inside my head at any given time. So: here are 50 thoughts about being on the Autism spectrum. *On diagnosis* "Wasn't it obvious?" "Don't stop me now!!" "I don't like myself very much today." "I wish I was normal." "This feels … Continue reading 50 thoughts I have had about being on the Autism spectrum.
Google is a lifesaver sometimes. Well, that's just my humble opinion. Since I started my NCTJ qualification, I have been using Google a lot more than usual; my searches have perhaps become more specialised. They also have an element of 'wackiness', I guess. So: I thought that I would share them with you. What is … Continue reading 11 things I have googled in the pursuit of Journalism.
Starting my NCTJ qualification left me with a lot of thoughts; in fact, my head is very rarely not buzzing with story ideas, questions, shorthand outlines, snatches of poetry, possible drawings. So: I thought I would share 100 thoughts that I have had about being on this course with you. Some may be cynical, sarcastic, … Continue reading 100 thoughts I have had about being on a journalism course.
January was... well, a busy month. But is was also 'blue', being the start of the year, it was raining a lot of the time, and everything seemed... blah. So: for this months round up... Pieces published: I finally started to make headway with bylines! (At long last.) This was good in the sense that … Continue reading January round up.
What's your routine on Saturday? At 9:15, I start the first topic lecture (currently Law), with a lunch break in-between, with Shorthand later. In Law, we learn about things such as Defamation, libel-with things such as Untold (Podcast), and Harry Evans (brilliant journalist) thrown in. But the break is where 'magic' happens. Among the food-a … Continue reading The best networking takes place on your break.
*You can buy the keyboard mentioned in this post here.* I've been thinking a lot lately-about being on spectrum, and the impact of technology. There's a sort of correlation, even a relationship between the two. You see: one of the stereotypes frequently levelled at me for having Aspergers is that I'm "good with technology", or … Continue reading Having Aspergers and the impact of technology.