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Real Homes Work Placement (Mar-Apr 2019)

As part of my MA, I had to complete a three week placement within a media company. Because I am most interested in online and print journalism, I chose to go to Future Plc at the Bromsgrove office, where I worked on Real Homes magazine. As well as content for both the June and July print issues, I also wrote and edited some news and features for RealHomes.com.

Writing:

Research shows moving house is more stressful than getting a divorce

Younger homeowners’ lack of DIY know-how increases their financial burden

One in ten April Fools’ Day pranks result in damage to homes

A quarter of homeowners find smart tech ‘intimidating’

Poor furnishing choices deter home buyers

Editing:

Real home: a Shaker-style open plan kitchen makeover

Real home: a modern monochrome 1940s home in Devon

Real home: a dramatically dark Victorian ex-council house is transformed

2018 – Present 

Masters programme: This bulk of work is being completed during my time studying Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism at Birmingham City University. During this time I have developed skills in SEO score-checking, keywords, and writing for various platforms (including online news, features, video scripting, and radio news). I have also taken on the role as editor for Eastside Sounds, the music section for Birmingham Eastside. Always looking for new platforms to contribute for.

Review: The 1975 @ Arena Birmingham

Digbeth Dining Club returns tonight

The Clean Kilo wins Grocer of the Year Award 2018

Snowfall: “More needs to be done” by council on homeless plans

Preview: The 1975 @ Arena Birmingham

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery challenges standard gallery practice as it plans for redevelopment

Review: Hinds @ The Mill

Austerity crisis: “What we’re seeing on the streets is the absolute cost of austerity” council states as the Brum Budget consultation begins

Original Patty Men: The only restaurant in Birmingham to be recognised in the Observer Monthly Food Awards 2018

Birmingham City Council discuss extending operating hours of Revolución de Cuba after request is objected by West Midlands Police

Birmingham hosts its first Burger Fest

2017 – 2018

In between BA and MA: This bulk of work was completed as a hobby during my time away from studying. I found putting time aside from my day job to coninue what I enjoyed (writing) increasingly difficult, which is what inspired me to take journalism further and apply for the MA Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism programme. These pieces contributed towards my application.

Stars behind Birmingham’s Original Patty Men launch Digbeth’s newest Craft Beer and Natural Wine Bar

A Vegetarian in: AMSTERDAM

Liam Gallagher fans left annoyed with 90 minute long queues for drinks at Finsbury Park

Sustainable shopping and buying vintage by the kilo: Birmingham’s antidote to fast fashion

2015 – 2017

Undergrad and first journalistic encounters: My first introductions to writing was for Redbrick, University of Birmingham’s student run newspaper. I particularly enjoyed writing for the Music section, in addition to writing pieces for Comment and TV.

Soundtrack Of My Life: Georgie Deaville

Live Review: Blossoms

Live Review: Jarvis Cocker DJ Set

Live Review: Mexrrissey

Live Review & Interview: Declan McKenna

Album Review: Jagwar Ma – Every Now and Then

Redbrick Meets: Nimmo

Live Review: MØ

Album Review: Craig David – Following My Intuition

Redbrick Meets: Mystery Jets

Album Review: Blood Orange – Freetown Sound

Album Review: Spring King – Tell Me If You Like To

Single Review: The Stone Roses – Beautiful Thing

Live Review: Sundara Karma

Album Review: Eagulls – Ullages

Festival Preview: Lollapalooza Berlin

Festival Preview: British Summer Time

Single Review: Rat Boy – MOVE

Redbrick meets…Seafret

Top Ten Most Shocking Downton Abbey Moments

Live Review: Izzy Bizu

Redbrick meets… HANKKS

This is England ’90 Review

Live Review: Morrissey

Student Life and Sexual Harassment

Broadchurch series 2: A victim of its own success?

Redbrick’s Festival Guide 2017

Valentine’s Day Songs: Redbrick’s Picks

Christmas Songs: Redbrick’s Picks

Redbrick’s Albums of 2016

Redbrick’s Albums of 2015

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