Journalists at The Guardian – 10/11/17
A Level English students spent the day in London at the headquarters of The Guardian on 8 November, Jack Franklin and Max Braun tell us more about the day.
Founded in 1821, the Guardian, formally called ‘The Manchester Guardian’ is a left from centre broadsheet newspaper. The modern and simplistic design of Kings Place (the Guardian headquarters), in the bustling heart of the Capital stood out amongst some of the stunning architecture that London boasts, of which the English students had the honour of visiting and working in.
A 4:30 wake and a 6 o’clock commute with the early-risers and London-workers gave us a taste of the frantic world of work, nevertheless this was not a discouragement for the 16 eager linguists, as the short walk from Euston station through the busy streets led us to our destination.
As we arrived, the professionalism was clear to see, as the Guardians educational tutor guided through the building where we saw first-hand, the renowned journalists hard at work. The education centre had serene views overlooking the canal, where we would write our 400-word feature article utilising some of the excellent advice and equipment the Guardian provided.
As our 2:30 deadline moved ever closer, students came to complete their articles, which would be printed and displayed in the expert Guardian format. The fantastic articles, written on anything from teen-depression to Donald Trump, revolutionary technology to the contemporary issue of America’s gun laws, students shared their features with the group, before heading back to Euston and eventually home, full of thought and excitement for a potential future career in journalism.