Journalism Experience

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March – May 2013

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
I completed a work placement in the councils communications department. I was responsible for writing a variety of press releases for publication on the councils intranet and (published closer to the event after I had finished) on the main council website.

Get ready for Blackburn Festival

Witton Weavers Way Festival celebrates tenth anniversary

Get in the frame to support vulnerable children this Foster Care Fortnight

Get Blackburn with Darwen cycling

November 2011
Lancashire Telegraph
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I came across an interesting story in Blackburn whilst out on an assignment for one of my lecturers to find potential news stories. I overheard a man complaining in the Town Hall because a charity seller on the street had refused to show his identification. I overheard this and asked this man a couple of questions – I was interested as I had purchased one of the booklets they were selling earlier in the day. It looked as though the charity sellers could be frauds so I rung the Lancashire Telegraph informing them of the information I had found and the paper arranged for one of their reporters to meet me at the LT building. I discussed the story with the reporter and was told to do some more research and then write the story. The story involved a lot of online research techniques, for example I searched stories of that nature in the local area on the internet to see if there had been similar instances, perhaps with the same people. The story ended up being a splash with my byline and had a picture of me on the front as they could not get a picture of those involved.

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