An English-woman in New York

This week WannabeHacks are proud to present a regular guest poster: a Hacker from Harlem.

Alice Vincent is a 21 year-old writer interested in magazine journalism as well as fashion, music and the arts. After completing an English Literature degree at Newcastle University this summer she has recently moved to New York to intern with Nylon magazine.

Alice Vincent

As those who have experienced it will know, the first day of any new internship is fairly nerve-wracking.  The combination of a new public transport system, entering part of a city bustling with confident commuters and feeling like you’ve got a luminous sign above your head saying ‘UNPAID NEWBIE’ isn’t a great one.

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Working for a tabloid – Part 2

I have now taken on more of a defined role in the office at The People. The News editor has decided that the article about haggling down the prices of school holidays worked very well and he wants a similar consumer story for this Sunday’s paper.

For the editorial team, investigative articles are a source of the most original stories for their section. Though they are also the source of immense frustration because they take a long time to research, facts must be meticulously checked and checked again (unlike stories coming through the Press Association or other wire agencies) and are quite likely to be pulled if they are deemed to be too risky or inaccurate to go to print.

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