Back to school

Hello! So, this is the last weekend of my ‘summer holidays’. My uni course, bar a couple of last essays, finished at the end of March, so effectively the last few weeks have been my summer. I’m intrigued to find out how I’ll adapt to 9-5 days, but I think it’ll be good for me…

Gloomy Monday

Hello, It’s a typically grey, drizzly Bank Holiday Monday, and it’s a week today until I start my journalism course. I’m slightly terrified. I’ve never done anything 9-5 before, especially not entire weeks… especially not like 15 entire weeks. I think it’ll be good for me, insofar as it’ll prepare me for the real working…

Slacking

Hello, Apologies for being a bit rubbish at blogging lately; I suppose I can blame it partially on being out of the country for a few days, but still, there is no excuse now that I am home. I’ve been slacking with the shorthand a bit, which is bad, but I’ll kick it off again…

A whistlestop tour of Copenhagen

Hej hej! I have, of course, returned from Copenhagen! It was fantastic, despite the wind and the grit (more on those later) and I’m back in one (slighty whiplashed) piece, which is a plus. So, this entry is dedicated to a travel journalism piece about the trip. We arrived around midday last Wednesday, to a…

Hello Europe, Copenhagen calling

Hello, and yes, the title is indeed Eurovision-inspired, Tomorrow, at the painful time of 5:30am, I will be waking up to go to Copenhagen! Therefore you won’t be hearing from me until Monday, when I will do a writeup of the trip, which is of course, good practice for travel journalism (the ultimate dream, pretty…

Absent note

Hello! Sorry I’ve been MIA recently – had a bit of a technical issue earlier this week (by which I mean my laptop charger quite literally fell apart, and a certain useless computer company have been particularly sluggish in sending me a replacement.) I’m back home now though, so my online presence has been restored!…

In the pipeline

Hello, I spent quite a while last night tirelessly emailing potential future interviewees. It’s quite a varied mix, so even if I managed to snare a couple of them for an interview, I could have some really interesting posts coming up. Currently I am working on a post where I have interviewed Simon Clark about…

A roving reporter is born?

Hello, Not a huge amount to ‘report’, if you will (or if you won’t; it’s just tough, because you’ve read it now and there’s no way to unread… unless it’s an email, but even then, you’re not actually UNREADING the email… I digress) from the past couple of days in terms of journalism-related matters. As I understand…

Exciting news du jour!

Having had one of my articles in the last issue of UCL’s Pi Magazine, I thought I’d give it another shot this month. My idea was to get in touch with a staple of 1990s children’s television and find out what they’re up to these days. The person I chose was Art Attack’s finest, Neil…

Give us, this day, our daily soup (du journalism)

Hello! My name is Kayleigh Tanner, I’m 20, and I am half student, half soon-to-be trainee journalist. I’m at University College London, in my second year of a Linguistics degree, and in just over a month I will be returning to my hometown of Brighton to embark upon my journalism journey (journ-ey-lism?), where I will…