Category Archives: Philosophy

Job application woes: why I have to keep going

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It’s very difficult to stay motivated when you are freelancing in your spare time, planning a 5,000 final project, designing a business plan for a new local news app, and revising case studies for media law exams.

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Ideas and Digital Storytelling; positive journalistic inspiration

AdamWestbrookIt was the buzz generated after being allocated my first article on international student fees at my first news meeting of The Boar that I spend my life searching to recreate today.

A fraction of that excitement has been generated by this ebook by Adam Westbrook which I’ve just finished. It’s free, only 90 short and readable pages and you can download it here for free. Yipee. Continue reading

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Proof that women’s magazines can make you feel… okay. [personal post]

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[Note: this is primarily a personal post and doesn’t have a lot to do with the media. This post is for me, it’s my blog after all. Now is your chance to click the back button.]

I regularly read Glamour magazine, and despite the stigma associated with women’s magazines such as these, I do quite enjoy it.
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Does choice define identity? (1)

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[02:08:27] Conlan Day: ‘Does choice define identity’?

Ironically, as I was talking to one friend about identity and who we are, Skins showed an essay question up on one of the whiteboards. “Does choice define identity?” The following is my essay that a friend and I wrote with each other at about 2am.

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We sit on street corners and smoke life away

“I hate it that you smoke. I hate loving the person that you are; the smiley, passionate, loving, talented, talkative person… that chooses the worst way possible to de-stress.”

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