And so it begins > hunting for a job (CV added)

Having put my MA Online Journalism to bed on Friday with the submission of my final assignment cbviz (plus support blog here) I now have the task of getting out there and finding a job. There is certainly no shortage of jobs in the digital field, but the trick will be finding one that suits my editorial background. Please find my latest CV here Having worked as a broadcast journalist (most recently on bulletins and documentaries for Kerrang Radio) for 10 years I can certainly tick "communication" Read more [...]
Text speek – innit

Text speek – innit

Yes, I'm old. Actually, no - I'm not old. I still have all my own teeth, wear converse, own, and know how to use, an iPhone, and have a vague idea of new music. I am, however, at that stage when certain phrases, terms and vocabulary are completely alien to me. It's perfectly understandable as the younger generations strive to create their own identity and language. It creates a sense of membership and, at times, exclusivity for the cool brigade. Unfortunately, it means the rest of us are clammering Read more [...]
INTERNSHIPS: slave labour or opportunity?

INTERNSHIPS: slave labour or opportunity?

This post was written in November 2010. I am now no longer a member of the NUJ. However, my feelings on internships have not changed. There has always been some discomfort about the idea of unpaid internships, work experience etc. However, in the media they are considered something of a necessary evil. Image via Wikipedia The NUJ have launched a campaign highlighting the fact that anyone who's worked as an unpaid intern over the past six years COULD be entitled to minimum wage back Read more [...]
CSI Experience comes to Birmingham

CSI Experience comes to Birmingham

As a fan of the TV show I jumped at the chance to have a sneak preview around a new CSI Experience exhibition at Bullring Birmingham. It's taken over the old space left vacant by the departure of Borders Books, so there is certainly a lot of space! To be honest, I was expecting a museum style tour of the show, the science behind it and the characters. In fact, it's way way better than that. The exhibition lets YOU become a CSI investigator. There are 3 crime scenes, which you study, take notes Read more [...]

Grafitti + Twitter = Tweefiti

As part of a new Birmingham arts project, this weekend that will see one of the city's grafitti artists spraypaint inspirational messages send in on Twitter. The theme is "life feels better", and Aerosol Arabic will be outside Bullring shopping centre on Saturday and Sunday creating a unique piece of art from tweets sent into the @lifefeelsbetter account, which will also appear on a Twitterfall. It's a nice idea, and a nice push for Twitter. However, do enough people use Twitter yet? We all Read more [...]
A Good Girls Guide to  … co-working UPDATED

A Good Girls Guide to … co-working UPDATED

Open office (or co-working) is hot news nowadays. The press has been full of it this week, with magazines (Company) and radio (4) running features about this very 21st century way of getting stuff done. So how does it work? Well, either by membership or a one off entry fee, you gain access to an open plan environment, normally with wi-fi and hot and cold running drinks where you can plug in, log in and work. It has become a refuge for home workers desperate to get away from Jeremy Kyle and the Read more [...]

#BodiesRevealed The Beginnings of Life

THE EXHIBITION The Bodies Revealed exhibition is currently running at the Custard Factory in Birmingham. It focuses on how the body works, major illnesses and development. Hashbrum headed along to get the full guided tour from Medical Director Dr Roy Glover The Beginnings of Life Stillborn and Neonatal Deaths Charity Read more [...]

#BodiesRevealed: the lungs

THE EXHIBITION The Bodies Revealed exhibition has been running at the Custard Factory in Birmingham. It focuses on how the body works, major illnesses and development. I headed along to get the full guided tour from Medical Director Dr Roy Glover Lungs and Smoking Smokefree - quit smoking Cancer Research UK British Lung Foundation Read more [...]

Saturday challenge …

What are your top songs right now … old new, classic, cool, cheezy … whatever .. whats rocking your boat today?

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1. Green Day – The Static Age

2. White Lies – Death

3. Manic Street Preachers – Umbrella

4. Kings of Leon – Red Morning Light

5. Future of the Left – The Hope That House Built

6. Aiden – Scavengers of the Damned

7. The Ting Tings – Thats Not My Name