Posts Tagged ‘Journalism’

Every cloud

06Feb10

At work we have been enjoying what they call ‘down time’. Much like Supernanny’s naughty step, ‘down time’ is when IT take a look at the whole publishing system and what we complain about and screw up and then punish us by putting it offline to tamper with and ‘improve’. Yes, this is very dull. […]


I suppose it would be quite an anticlimax if I didn’t mention how my first week of work went. After all, I did spend months whinging about being unemployed and so surely writing about being employed in the media is much more interesting? This last week has been one of the longest in my life […]


I am open to the obvious changes that journalism is undergoing, the Internet has revolutionised how we access our information after all. However, after hearing Twitter rumours about Rupert Murdoch charging readers to read online news sites, I brushed the idea aside thinking nothing of it but a scheme that would go no further than […]


I wrote an A- Z of cycling in a previous blog about a year ago after reading Boris Johnson’s hilarious A-Z of cycling in the Times. I think its time some of the great industry of Journalism was quantified alphabetically. A – Alcohol. Self explanatory in these straitened times. B – By-lines, without one of […]


I can see this as being a recurring theme in the next few weeks, today I had two job rejections  within mere minutes of one another.  Last week I endured a rather nerve-wracking job interview for an editorial position here in Salford (too good to be true by all accounts) sadly, as I actually wanted […]


I have just paid for my last installment of rent and my exam re-sits. The total cost was over £700 for both of them. I reckon I have paid about £6,000 in total for my journalism studies including tuition fees, exams, materials, travel and rent. If I added alcohol expenditure to that list then you […]


I am on my work experience week at the Manchester Evening News this week. Its easy to get to as its int he same place I did my TV work experience a few weeks ago. I was originally down to do a week of features at the MEN but that got cancelled and I managed […]