I’m afraid today’s post may be a little boring. While the day itself was possibly one of my busiest, most of what I got up to isn’t really bloggable (?) just yet. And no, before any of you smart alecs pipe up, I wasn’t phone hacking (though at one point I was compiling a list of the day’s *hottest* tweets referencing MP Tom Watson‘s new book on hacking, Dial M for Murdoch).
The day began in my usual flurry of commuter lateness followed by the daily thinking I’ve lost my pass and having to explain to the front desk, yet again, that I am in fact really doing work experience here, that I have in fact really been working here for two weeks now and that I have in fact really got a pass – I’ve just temporarily misplaced it… somewhere. That over and done with, I finally made it to the office JUST in time for the daily news conference – my very first one on a national paper.
Luckily for me, unlike most national papers where the daily morning “conference” is a closed-door affair of the highest exclusivity, the paper that I’m currently working for is rather more free and easy about who they let in and very accommodating of interns who want to sit in on the experience. Of course, they don’t want a whole load of you traipsing in every morning but the news desk tries to make sure that every intern gets at least one opportunity to attend during their placement. Despite this however, it still remains the main event of the day and is spoken of in such hushed, reverential tones that I sense it wouldn’t be wise for me to start divulging any details (unforutnately those warts n’ all accounts must come after a journalist has hit the big time, not when he/she is still, desperately, somewhat tragically, and perhaps hopelessly, crawling his/her way to the top).
Immediately after conference I got straight back to work with a new project that I was assigned by the political desk on my visit to Westminster yesterday. Unfortunately for this blog at least, the project’s another one of those lengthy, research-heavy affairs (much like my survey of the other day) that can’t really be spoken about until it’s actually been published. And so, for now at least, that’s about as much as I can stretch this blog out I’m afraid. Until tomorrow.