Monthly Archives: January 2011

Local news reporting – no thanks

(note: this post was written some 36 hours before one of my NCTJ* exams. Therefore, my feelings towards the NCTJ and local news reporting in general are, at this moment in time, less than charitable) Drudgery is something nobody wants … Continue reading

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Why the thought of court reporting terrifies me

I’m no coward. I’ve been on the wrong end of a deer hunt in Scotland (navigational errors on an Outward Bound course), had to cut short a visit to family due to a Tamil Tiger incursion in the neighbourhood (back … Continue reading

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Working for the ‘Evil Empire’ part 2

As all good things must come to an end, so must my work experience placement at the Sunday Times. It’s been an interesting two weeks and I’ve definitely picked up some very useful skills, but very little in the way … Continue reading

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Working for the ‘Evil Empire’

I had a real stroke of luck the other day. The MA course I’m on has been running for a few years now, and the majority of graduates have worked their way quite firmly into the industry. One of these … Continue reading

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