Unpaid journalism internships: For or against?

Recently there has been a lot of debate about unpaid internships in the journalism industry. There are good and bad things to be said about them, and most of these points have been covered many times by lots of publications and bloggers. I’ve done a couple myself, and would like to share my opinion with…

Soupe de l’année: A year on

Hello and welcome to post #100 of Soup du Journalism! Incidentally, the weekend just passed saw the first birthday of this blog. Aww! So, to commemorate these two excellent events colliding at once, I’m going to run you through a year in the life of Soup du Journalism and its owner (me). OK, so I…

Seasons Eatings!

Hello! The title today is in honour of the fact that my Ceviche review is now online for you to read! It’s nice to have something else published by a different website… what can I say? I’m ALL about the diversity. What I’d really love is for you to like it, share it, tweet it, comment…

My first taste of magazine journalism

Hello! I’ve spent the past couple of days doing some work experience at Men’s Health. I am LOVING it so far, I must say! OK, so I may not be a man, but I am very healthy (excluding the diabetes which isn’t even my fault) and I’ve very very interested in health, nutrition etc., so…

A taste of things to come

Hello! This week has been great! It’s been extremely busy, but in a really good way. Firstly, I carried out my first ever restaurant review at Soho’s Ceviche, which will hopefully be appearing on the Flux Magazine website soon, so I’ll link to that once it’s online. It was great fun, and to be honest…

A wild laptop appeared!

Hello! So sorry for my absence, as per usual my laptop has been broken and has been ‘being repaired’ by the hopeless, incompetent fools at PC World’s KnowHow. The only thing they KnowHow to do is send back my laptop in exactly the same broken condition. We’re paying a FORTUNE for our laptops to be…

Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a living

Hello! I’m extremely excited today, because tomorrow I am heading back to London for a few days, where I will be doing some freelance sub-editing for four days with a financial services company near Regent Street. This is GREAT for me, as I missed out on a subbing work experience placement, and although it’s only…

Staying out for the summer

Hello! Apologies for being a horrendously poor blogger recently, and I don’t even have a real excuse for it. So just… soz. Since I last updated, I have had another piece in The Argus – in fact, the very same piece that was published in Sussex Society! I had no idea it was going in,…

Autumn appears

Hello! I’m really enjoying the appearance of autumnal chills in the mornings! Autumn has always been my favourite season, so I should start perking up a bit now the heat is dwindling! I hate to gloat, but I’ve had a great week at work experience. I’ve found that I really enjoy copywriting, especially as I’ve…

Kayleigh tries her hand at copywriting

Hello! I’ve just finished day three of my second work experience placement, and I’m LOVING IT. I’m doing some copywriting at a local design and marketing firm, and it’s been great so far. I’m allowed to express my creativity in my writing, which is nice, as I’ve been given full responsibility over what I write….

Experiencing even more work

Hello! So, my week at The Argus is over. I’ve had a few more pieces in the paper, and a couple more pieces are also online, such as this about university places, and this about a bus replacement taxi service. My double page spread should be in the paper on Tuesday, and I have a…

A journalist on the job

Hello! Today was my third and penultimate day of work experience at The Argus, and I’m still not over the hysteria that comes with having my own phone. Today has been the best day by far, because I’ve been so busy! I’ve almost finished the story which will appear as a double-page spread at some…