Over the summer, I made the difficult decision to have to step down from some of my editorial positions before I start my finals this year (tomorrow, actually). I decided that holding six editorial positions was a little too much commitment if I want to do really well in my academic work, so for once,Continue reading “A few goodbyes”
So last week I headed to the Huffington Post for a week of work experience on the Students desk. Having done a fair amount of work experience now, I wasn’t really that nervous for this placement, just looking forward to getting back into the newsroom.
Over the Easter break, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to do work experience at three fantastic newspapers: the Coventry Telegraph, the Times and the Guardian. Here I am going to write a little about my experiences to give a brief overview of what I learned from the three weeks, if you’re interestedContinue reading “Sian hits the papers”
So if you’re a bit of a politico, keen on campus issues or just a genuinely nosey person, I’m guessing you pick up your student newspaper, or at least check out what is on its website every now and then. But do you ever wonder about the processes the publication actually goes through before itContinue reading “The truth about student journalism”
Social media and newspaper websites have been going absolutely crazy today with April Fool’s Day jokes, and I had been attempting to avoid my computer until midday. Of course I was sucked in to have a laugh at some of the hoaxes online though – but luckily didn’t fall for any!
Until I was well into my first term at university, I thought that Facebook was simply a distraction and an unwelcome form of procrastination. The same goes with Twitter – I only seemed to use it as a method for stalking a celebrity’s every move.