Note: this review may contain spoilers. I have been a huge fan of Helen Callaghan's work ever since I spotted the paperback of Dear Amy; the sleek, red paperback stood out of the pile of best sellers that dominated an already crowded table. Therefore, I was delighted to have been sent her new book, Everything Is Lies. This … Continue reading Review: Everything Is Lies by Helen Callaghan. *
Since training to be a journalist, I have come across some rather silly stereotypes. It seems that journalists aren't generally liked! (Although I'm not sure that this is entirely fair.) Anyway: I have come across some stereotypes-some made me laugh with incredulity, some had me incensed. So, I thought I would share them with you. … Continue reading 7 journalistic stereotypes.
A little while ago, I posted about how technology can have a wonderful impact for people on spectrum (you can view it here.) That week, I had meant to review it-but I was not at all well. So, I thought today would be an apt opportunity for review 😀 I am a huge fan of … Continue reading Penclic Keyboard review; it’s pretty, and manageable!
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.