Professional Culture

My first day at Fāilte Ireland was a true experience. I met Gemma, a member of the Marketing team and my superior during my time here. I was greeted by the security man, Brian and given my badge that allows me access to the offices and conference rooms. I then met Frances, she debriefed me…

Wrapping up: England 

I’ve had many memorable moments during my time in England. This experience with the BBC has taken me to the strawberry farms in Faversham, to the beautiful city of Brighton in the south and to the coast of Broadstairs. I’ve enjoyed my time here, every second of it. But the thing I will remember the…

Cheers from Ireland

Vlog on my Youtube : Blog Day 1 Cheers is used frequently in Ireland as a substitute for the western phrases “thank you” “hello” and “goodbye”. I’ve been indulging in the cheery (no pun intended) and relaxed culture of Ireland for the last two days. I booked an Airbnb in a quiet suburb called Rathfarnham.  I…

I’m an Expert! (Well not really)

Interning for the BBC for two weeks teaches you a lot of things, you start to pick up on certain aspects of the job. When you’re shadowing a certain position more than once you start to pick up on more details every time. One position I’d like to highlight at the BBC is the Video…

Planning stories 

I’ve had the privilege to help plan a story with the broadcast journalists at the BBC Southeast. Planning a story takes a lot of diligent work. Every day starts the same as I have mentioned in my previous post, a meeting is held to discuss the stories for the day. Working with planning department has…

Working for the BBC Southeast 

In my time at the BBC Southeast I have shadowed several people at several positions. Every day begins with a meeting where they discuss stories to cover and produce. After the meetings somebody tells me who I’m going to shadow and I start my day following whatever they are doing and learning as much as…

Professional Culture in England

My first few days at the BBC Southeast went a lot smoother than I originally expected. Although there are some cultural obstacles that get in the way. It can be difficult to understand what a word means when you’re having a conversation but I’ve found that using context clues helps a lot along with asking…