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.
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.
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.
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.
"And what would you like to do in the industry, if you graduate?" It's a question that I get asked a lot. Because: just what would you like to do as a journalist? And I'm still wrestling with it. And since I started the course, my ambition has since changed. You see, I love the idea of … Continue reading Deciding what to do as a journalist.
I get asked a lot about the course I'm currently taking, which is training me to be a journalist. Therefore, I thought I would expand my posts about it-which you can read here-by bringing another Blogger on board. Kate is a Blogger and journalist, who will soon be beginning to broadcast with a new radio … Continue reading Kate Jones Interview
NOTE: this post makes brief reference to gory topics. This experience also relates back to late October. It all started off with a podcast, mentioned by my law lecturer. I think it was during a lecture about Privacy-or was it Defamation?-that this was introduced. Being curious, I had to find out more when I got home. … Continue reading The ‘Byline’ experience.
Hello everyone! It seems like it has been a while since I've written one of these posts, where you get to see the inside of my bag; you can see all similar posts here. Anyway, in keeping with the theme of 'Blogmas', I thought I would show you what's inside: The bag: This was a … Continue reading What’s in my bag? Christmas edition.
Disclaimer: this post contains PR samples. All that I have been gifted was at my own request, and my opinions are my own. "What do you get a journalist for Christmas?" is something that I have been musing about this week; largely because I get to hang round a lot of them, but also … Continue reading What do you buy a journalist for Christmas?*