Journalism: it’s a marathon, not a sprint

I’m not much of a crier but there a few things that are guaranteed to set me off and one of those is the London Marathon theme tune.

The image of the colourful crowd crossing the Tower Bridge to the triumphant tones of Ron Goodwin’s 1966 classic is a sure fire way to start the waterworks, and often a eulogy about how athletics brings us all together. Continue reading

Bring an idea, get results

My work experience placement at the New Statesman came about quite by chance. I was looking at the websites of my favourite newspapers and current affairs magazines with an eye to my up-coming work experience when I saw that the New Statesman was ‘working actively with selected charities to offer work experience to students from low-income families and under-represented group.’ Continue reading