Record Store Day 2012 and the vinyl revival

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.

It was Record Store Day 2012, and I was heading to Rough Trade East to try and get my hands on the some of the hot exclusive releases that were out specially for the day. Continue reading

Work Experience: The Independent

The Independent, 5 Apr, 2012I 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

Free Speech: BBC3’s Question Time needs to take young people seriously

Free Speech, ep1, 07.03.2012, BBCTonight 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