It was short. It was sweet. And it was great for my career. Can an unpaid internship ever be better? In the two weeks since I posted my wide-eyed wonder in the lobby of a building that I’d pretty much always aspired to enter – yet one which I’d flown by countless times and rarely paid attention to (it […]Read more "Observer: A Retrospective"
First thing’s first – everyone said (well, online reviews said) that a Chromebook was absolutely useless offline. And yet here I am! Sat on the 18:44 from Kings Cross to Kings Lynn, typing away on an offline google docs document! Take that world. Put that in your technological pipe and vape it. Another day, another […]Read more "Observer, day 1: In Awe"
I’ve finished it. 9 weeks of true interning. All wrapped up. I mean, I technically left the office for the final time on Friday 11th April at 18:39. Or whatever. But I still had some stuff to tie up: a couple of magazine pieces, which will be featured in the June issue, and some thank-yous […]Read more "Monocle, Week 9: A Retrospective"
All in all, a pretty busy week at Midori House. There were some highs – both emotional and physical, with one of my radio interviews taking me up 31 floors of London’s Shard in an automated lift – and some rather enlightening lows. I’d probably say that it’s been my favourite week of the […]Read more "Monocle, Week 7: HOW DO YOU ITVU"
There are interesting elements to this internship – the aforementioned opportunities to conduct interviews, learn new production skills, and work in a thriving and youthful atmosphere – and some, admittedly, less interesting bits too. Monocle’s reputation would suffer if the studios were rammed full of dirty mugs, or if when a guest on-air reached to […]Read more "Monocle, Week 6: Doing the Deed"
I dunno, maybe people will think the title is a quote or something This week, I ‘ave been mostly listening to…Wilfred Giroux. His ‘You Don’t Know What Love Is’ was the soundtrack to my time in Brussels, and the recently released ‘Stronger’ may be making a late claim for the musical backing to my sleep-deprived […]Read more "Monocle, Week 5: Memorize Dat!"
It’s been a fun four weeks. At the halfway point through anything, though, you stop looking solely at your current work and start thinking about your career as a whole. It happened after a few days during my five-day stint at The York Press; it happened two weeks into my month’s stay at Political Intelligence […]Read more "Monocle, Week 4: Halfway Point"