The line didn’t seem so long at first. It was only when I had cleared the greying industry buildings that blocked the record shop from view that I realised I my trip may have been in vain. And the worst part was it was only 7:30am in the morning.
I recently completed a two-week work placement on the Independent and i.
My placement took place at the paper’s offices in London, April 2-13, 2012.
Editorial assistant Charlie Cooper was my supervisor, and I worked primarily with the Independent’s home news and web teams. I produced news stories, conducted research for fact boxes and assisted with a number of news features. See my portfolio for more. Continue reading
As ploys to get people to switch browsers go, Microsoft’s guerrilla marketing for Internet Explorer 9 isn’t half bad. Continue reading
Tonight comes the second episode of Free Speech, BBC3’s latest invention in its uphill struggle to make politically conscious television interesting for young people.
The show, which kicked off last month with a live broadcast from Queen Mary in east London, is effectively Question Time for young people. Its arrival was loud, its guests were louder, and, sadly, it proved how far we have to go before we see intelligent and critical debate shows for the young generation. Continue reading