I walked into the Emap offices this morning hoping that I would feel a lot more confident than I did last week. Being in an actual journalist environment is a lot scarier than the PMA offices!
Last week I managed to get a few NIBs in the magazine and about four stories on the Retail Week website. I am also working on a feature with the stores expert, John Ryan and been trusted to write a feature to be put in the magazines relaunch issue...A quote from Tim Danaher the editorto me was: "So it has to be good." No pressure then!!
I have had quite a successful day today and have written a few more NIBs for this weeks magazine and posted a story on the web. Some people have even got back to me regarding my feature which is a bonus. I have definitely realised the amount of chasing up a journalist has to do to talk to anyone!!
I am a bit worried about writing the piece...on the future of Retail Parks, but hope that it doesn't get completely thrown back at me!
Everyone at Retail Week has been really helpful and willing to give me things to do, I have also sat in on the news meetings which has been interesting and good experience.
Hopefully everyones final weeks will go really well, good luck fellow PMA-ers!