3 tips for aspiring journalists wanting to get into online media

- - Thoughts

Today I took part in a fun discussion about careers in journalism at the BBC Radio 1 Academy event in Norwich, alongside Newsbeat’s Anna Doble and the NME’s Greg CochraneRick Edwards and Tina Daheley were asking the questions.

I was booked on the last direct train back to Manchester and had to dash out of the session early to catch it so I didn’t have time to give the three tips I’d been asked to prepare. So, I’ll share them here. They’re really not rocket science, but many people I’ve encountered don’t consider them when planning out a route into their dream career. Read More

One month off

- - Personal

From today, I’m starting a month-long experiment: can I ‘switch off’ from work entirely?

The Next Web recently introduced a ‘one month off after three years with the company’ policy. As I’ve been with the company more than three years, I’m going to take them up on it for the duration of February.

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Synth memories

- - Music

I first got into synthesizers when I was 11 years old.

I could’t afford a ‘proper’ synth at the time, but I had received one of these little babies for Christmas when I was 10…

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