A few months ago I blogged about the new project I was embarking on with a group of 11 others. We set out to create a brand-new gay and lesbian wedding magazine as part of our Magazine Journalism MA course. It was a long process that involved lots of research, trial and error and many, […]

One of the best things about my MA course are the speakers and industry professionals that we regularly have access to. From national newspaper editors, to magazine editors, columnists and specialist writers, we’ve been visited by some very impressive individuals. After a lot of male speakers last term, we have finally had some brilliant and […]

Last week was a good one at Cardiff Journalism School as we were treated to two very special speakers – Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of The Guardian and Emma Barnett, Women’s Editor of The Daily Telegraph. We’d been buzzing for Alan Rusbridger’s talk for weeks, editor of one of the biggest and (in my opinion) best […]

January is almost up and so is a long month of revision, exams, deadlines and getting back into a routine that requires getting out of bed before 10. The second semester on my journalism MA is well under way and we have already begun to embark on some very exciting projects. This term we are […]

My youngest brother is only 10 but, due to be surrounded by teenage siblings, he often acts more like an adolescent than me, or my mother, would like. It came as a surprise to me, then, when my mum came home from school with news that a Christmas poem my brother, Samuel, had caused a […]

More specifically, 10 things I’ve learned in my first semester as a postgraduate, as a trainee journalist and living in a new city/Wales. Apart from the obvious, academic stuff that I’m paying a good eight or so grand to be taught, here are just a few thoughts following my first 12 weeks studying at Cardiff […]

My first semester as a Magazine Journalism MA student is complete! It’s been intense, hard-work but loads of fun. I feel like I’ve learnt more in 12 weeks than I did in 3 years at undergrad. One of our final assignments was to put together a mini-magazine for the audience of Alt.Cardiff our online “alternative” […]