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 the Data Protection act?
This, I think, is not covered by the course I am currently taking. However, I did need it for a story I am (still) pursuing. I needed this act for accusing information; however, Google just ended up confusing me.
Press line for X,Y,Z.
Whenever there’s a story, a big organisation will probably have a press department. This isn’t always the case, however, these are much needed contacts. It’s also a way of accusing new information (but you need to know what you are looking for.)
Crazy Cat Fest.
This event has been on Twitter.. And yet: at the time of googling, there was not a lot that was known about this event. I had to Google to find out more. (If it has the word ‘Cat’, or an actual Cat, you have my attention.)
One of my lecturers talks about this man. A lot. And I cannot emphasise this enough. Ultimately, I was very curious as to who this man was-so I had to find out more. Harold Evans was an amazing journalist-if you don’t believe me, watch the Netflix documentary ‘Attacking The Devil’.
The Post-and the line of questioning
We’ve all seen the trailer for The Post, haven’t we?
I had to research this gritty film a little bit more-as I sort of already knew what The Pentagon Papers were, but I did not know about the journalistic endeavours surrounding the paper. So; this lead to a line of questioning “Who is Ben Bradlee?” “Who is Katharine Graham?” I got lost for hours.
Because girl’s gotta have a fix of news once in a while!
The nearest court to me.
I’m fascinated by what goes on inside a court; luckily, I have never been inside one. (So: on finding out I could go inside a court, and sit in the Press box, I got excited, planning a hypothetical trip.)
Can you go inside the Old Bailey?
You can if you’re press, but I’m not sure you can if you’re a member of the public.
The Wapping dispute.
This was again a lecture topic that has come up that piqued my curiosity; besides, I don’t know as much about Rupert Murdoch as I probably should. I wished to find out what this was-and it seems to be a very bitter subject, still.
How to dress like a journalist.
In my head, I’m a trainee. In terms of physical appearance, I’m a shabbily dressed student in her late teens. Can’t the two match, just for once?! But eat leave the oversized detective-esque coat at home.
Crystal Bic Pen.
I have spent time looking for the best offers for this. They make really nice Shorthand pens.