I was a staff writer at FS magazine from November 2015 until July 2017. Pitching, writing, interviewing, reviewing – all the usual things a journo on a monthly magazine does. Here’s a selection of articles I wrote:
In the run up to the election on 7 May, I’ve written an article for Ministry of Sound. It imagines what songs the main party leaders might play in their very own DJ set. Read it here.
Written for Haze Magazine, partly in response to the ongoing saga that is ‘Plebgate’. And then some things that politicians actually did say but wish they hadn’t, such as Boris Johnson referring to £250,000 as “chicken feed”. *Update* Haze Magazine doesn’t seem to exist any more, it’s turned into an education website of some sort…… Read More Plebgate Rolls On and Five Things Politicians Really Did Regret Saying
This was written for Haze Magazine, a new UK current affairs and politics site. This is a piece partly about the ineptitude of Michael Gove and more broadly about career politicians who have no experience of the area of government policy they have been placed in charge of. *Update* Haze Magazine doesn’t seem to exist… Read More Those Who Can, Teach. Those Who Can’t, Become Politicians.
Well that’s it then, four months of journalism training has come to an end. Better find a job I suppose. I’m not normally one for blogging, but I know that when I was thinking about doing Brighton Journalist Works‘ NCTJ Diploma in Journalism I read a few accounts from past students that helped me make… Read More Journo School: Brighton Journalist Works
It pleased me immeasurably that the production coursework for my NCTJ diploma in journalism involved Arnold Schwarzenegger. I was about to say I’m a closet Arnie fan but there’s nothing closeted about my Schwarzenegger appreciation. My university dissertation was called Conan the Republican: Masculinity, Stardom and Schwarzenegger for crying out loud. Maybe I should dig… Read More Production coursework: Hasta la vista freedom
During the course of NCTJ journo-school I’ve had a couple more news stories published on The Argus website. Links to both: Play_street_bid_for_Westbourne_Street Charity_wants_volunteer_music_fans