I recently completed a five-day placement at the Nottingham Evening Post, a local newspaper distributed throughout Nottinghamshire, with a regular print readership of 55,500.
Senior reporter, Sarah Gillett, was my main advisor at the Nottingham Post. During my time at the newspaper’s office, I undertook several stories and assignments independently. I called organisations and members of the public for quotes on news stories, took to the streets of Nottingham in search of vox pops and attended inquests and court cases. I also spent time with many of the other reporters and photographers, joining them on individual assignments throughout the week.
Some of the work I produced during my placement, from 8-12 February, 2010, has been published in print copies of the daily newspaper and its website.