[fiction] The Sellout by Paul Beatty [fiction] It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover I discovered that my MacBook has its very own eBook reading programme, and I can almost hear many readers hissing at me from a distance, I tend to prefer eBooks to the physical ones. (They are practical for travelling, and this screenshot looks… Continue reading Books of the Month – February
There seems to be a general consensus in our society that there are two types of people: Cat and Dog people, with no in between. I use to believe that I was firmly rooted on the cat person side, but for the last half year I, too, have fallen victim to cooing over what I… Continue reading The Importance of Cats for your Public Image
If you are about to finish school, or maybe even university like me, and you are following the developments of the PRCA and maybe this blog, it’s probably because you are considering a career in communications. One of the many beautiful things of the media and communications industry is the diversity of routes one can take… Continue reading Public Relations – To study or not to study?
[fiction] Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter [non-fiction] Journalism and Popular Culture by Peter Dahlgren and Colin Sparks (eds.) The non-fiction reading on here will be increasingly dissertation-themed I’m afraid. (Don’t worry, I will discuss the topic and angle of my dissertation on here in more detail, but I am going to wait until… Continue reading Books of the Month – January
And as the “unprecedented crisis of trust” was revealed by the Edelmann Trust Barometer yesterday, I’m once again hit by the notion that I, as many other final year students across the UK right now, have to deal with an unnecessary amount of future anxiety. It is one thing to graduate in a big (or… Continue reading An Unnecessary Amount of Future Anxiety
Unsurprisingly, I am a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, possibly solely founded in the fact that resolutions are a perfect mix of goals and to-do-lists. There are always those who say “If you want to accomplish something, why wait until a page on the calendar turns and not just do it immediately?” which is… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions (in Media)
In Monday’s article in campaign magazine, Shortlist’s Ella Dolphin discusses the issues ShortList and Stylist face, but more importantly the value her broad experience brings to both of these publications – a similar conversation I have had with my hairdresser last week*. The gist of all of these conversations is usually a mildly depressing one for students: That… Continue reading The value of experience