Yes, I am still alive…
The last few weeks have been pretty busy and now I do nothing else with my time apart from teeline, how exciting.
Over the last few weeks however I have been building up a nice little pile of work experience placements which I’m pretty happy about.
So far i have a week at the Colchester gazette, two weeks at the teenage magazine bliss and then my six-week internship at YOU, then hopefully I will get at least two more from my course
Regarding lessons, not a great deal of interesting things have been happening, it’s all past exam papers and boring stuff like that now.
Last Tuesday we had a lecture from Sarah Booker about how to use online technology’s to improve our online articles such as google maps, storify, live blogging and polls etc. This was pretty interesting actually as I love all those little gadgets like that.
Here is my little map I made of places I’ve been
How cute, Sarah liked the photo of me in Zante best haha!
I’ve also started a little storify that I can add as a page to my blog to give you visual story of my journey into journalism as I go along but its taking quite a while to catch up and get it done properly but it is getting there…
We had a law mock exam on Monday which wasn’t really very nice, theyre sooooooooo long and repetative, not looking forward to that one.
Today we’ve had a bit of a change and we’ve had an afternoon of Production Journalism.
It’s more up my street than reporting even though I do like writing but being creative on programmes like Photoshop and QuarkXPress is more me.
Today we had a crash course in subbing and using QuarkXpress which is all pretty self explanatory as its very much like photoshop. The subbing side of things however isn’t very fun when you’re terrible at spelling
The countdown to 60wpm is in full swing and it’s only two weeks tomorrow ahhhhhh!
So next time I probably write on here i will have either failed or passed, god only knows what the outcome will be…
I may not even make it after the weekend partying in london i have in store this week!