I’m a 23-year-old First Class (BA)Hons Journalism graduate from University College Falmouth 2009-2012, originally from Newark, Nottinghamshire, currently living in Bristol and seeking full-time employment in the media industry.
I originally created this blog as part of my university course, using the space to upload any work that I did over my three years of study, to discuss my work experiences, and to showcase any other Journalism-related work that I did in my free time, including both personal work and work written for certain publications. Now a graduate, I continue to use this platform as a means of carrying on with my writing, but also as an online portfolio.
A bit about my experience so far:
At university, I contributed news and features to UCF’s student newspaper, Flex, UCF’s film website Rushes, I helped to create/write for/edit an arts journal titled Dais, and helped run a university website, Front Page Falmouth, as Social Media Manager.
I have had work experience at my local newspaper, Newark Advertiser, where I reported alongside a photographer and had a series of articles published in the paper over a period of two weeks, and also at a copy-writing agency, Stranger Collective, based in Cornwall, who I continued to do the occasional bit of paid work for, helping to upload content to Coca Cola’s Live Positively Collective.
However, my main interest lies with film journalism. I contribute/have contributed to a number of websites including Lost In The Multiplex – a film blog for news and reviews, BritScene – an American website about UK entertainment available in the US, and HeyUGuys – one of the UK’ biggest film blogs, MTV Sticky - MTV’s youth culture online magazine, Virgin Media Shorts – the website for Virgin Media’s short film competition, and I have also had a selection of film home pages published on Total Film.
In my free time, I also write and edit my own online film publication titled In Retrospect, which I do for only a bit of fun to display my film reviews visually, more of which you can see on my page at ISSUU.
Something more personal:
I’m a very passionate and determined person, and at the minute I put a lot of my efforts and time into my writing. With an interest in film journalism, I watch an awful lot of films and love a trip to the cinema. I also enjoy reading, especially books that are about to be adapted into films so that I can make comparisons of the two. I also like taking photographs and will take my camera everywhere, and my favourite place to be is by the sea. At the beginning of 2014 I travelled around Scandinavia for a month which was an amazing experience, and I hope to travel a little more to places including the whole of Italy and much of Asia.
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