Filed under: Travel | Tags: Africa, Apartheid, Aswan, Cairo, Dahab, Egypt, Luxor, Marrakech, Morocco, Nelson Mandela, Red Sea, Robben Island, Sahara, South Africa
I now have my feet back on English soil having spent the last month out of the country exploring parts of Africa.
I realise I have neglected my blog for some time now what with exams, the end of my course and then working to pay for my trip.
I wanted to write a travel blog while I was away but simply did not have the time so now I’m back, here is a summary of thoughts on South Africa, Morocco and Egypt. Continue reading
Filed under: Journalism, News comment | Tags: Brussels, Europe, European elections, European Union, Foreign Office, Government, Journalism
Yesterday I went to a talk entitled “Demystifying the EU”, given by Alison Rose who works at the Foreign Office. I know I will have already lost half of you. “European Union? Yawn!” That is what a lot of people think.
That was the problem that we all came up against as soon as questions were opened to the floor. The main consensus was no one in Britain understands the EU, no one likes it and a lot of people will not vote in the European elections because they don’t believe it has any bearing on their lives. Continue reading
Filed under: Journalism | Tags: G20, Interactive/citizen journalism, London, News, newspapers, Protests, The City, Twitter
As the G20 protests in the City gathered pace today, I like many others, turned to Twitter to keep updated.
It is at times like this when I fear that newspapers in their print form really are redundant. Who wants to find out the news tomorrow morning when they can watch the action unfold via the many 24 hour news mediums available?
Filed under: Hackney Post | Tags: Bright Ideas Trust, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hackney, Hackney Post, The Apprentice, Tim Campbell, Tony Grisoni
I started this week with much intrepidation, I have limited knowledge about business, especially Hackney specific business.
My week as business editor for the Hackney Post started well. The business section is only a page long and I had one other person in my team and a good lead story.
I spoke to Tim Campbell of The Apprentice for a feature, as well as a young entrepreneur which his company had helped and his marketing manager. They were all really helpful and gave me some great material for my story.
Filed under: Journalism, News comment | Tags: Bright Ideas Trust, Business, Economy, Hackney, Hackney Post, The Apprentice, Tim Campbell
It’s that time of year again; I am getting swept up in the fever surrounding The Apprentice.
I sat down to watch the new series on Wednesday night and it lived up to expectations. There were already arguments and bitchy comments being thrown around. I am not usually a fan of reality TV but something about the show has me hooked.
So I was rather excited when I got to speak to Tim Campbell- first winner of a place in Sir Alan Sugar’s company- as part of my role as business editor of The Hackney Post this week.
Filed under: Journalism | Tags: Alastair Darling, Bailout, Banks, Business Secretary, Charlie Beckett, Government, John Nicol, Media, Motor industry, newspapers, Peter Mandelson, Press, Press Gazette, Robert MsChesney, Twitter, US
The Government has bailed out the banks and is working on a package for the motor industry, so what next? Some people have suggested newspapers should also receive a lump sum from Alastair Darling’s pot.
This idea was rejected by the Business Secretary Peter Mandelson earlier this month.
Filed under: Hackney Post, Journalism | Tags: Business, Geo mapping, Hackney, Hackney Post, Online, Podcast
This week I have been involved in all things online and things were going fairly smoothly till disaster struck. The website crashed, on deadline day.
Thankfully it was back up and running fairly quickly.