This is the nearest the Writing Squad gets to an office, an airy annexe in The Cornerhouse Manchester hired for the day. The rest of the time we work from home, on trains, meet in coffee shops, a bookshop, a library, a university.
This is the new new newsroom.
The Squad is a two year programme for writers who join us when they are in their late teens or early twenties. Samantha Robinson was one of them. Now she is an experienced reporter starting a new new job as a digital reporter on a local paper; news from the next street meets Buzzfeed, Medium, Twitter … sayhi
New new journalism.
That’s Sam standing up, helping Danny Broderick lead a Squad non fiction workshop. We looked at a few examples online, talked through possible stories, went out into the city with cameras and phones, notebooks and iPads, and then we made a magazine that you can take a look at here.
A simple, moving live memorial at Piccadilly this morning
Have I flown from darkness into light or from light into darkness?
4 Curious Facts About Japanese Cherry Tree You Probably Don’t Know
Breaking memories, breaking windows
Yorkshire karma, Manchester vipaka
Look at all these spitters
We finally moved into our new house last week
Touch the Line