Maidenhead Advertiser Work Experience

2012

Through a contact, I arranged a rare work experience placement with Baylis Media Ltd, publishers of the Maidenhead Advertiser (ABC: 18,907; Jan–June 2012), as well as its sister Express series.

My main assignment was a Page 10 feature article on Twitter usage within Maidenhead (below), requiring me to conduct research and interviews – as well as organising photoshoots – to compile my article.

A graphic showing a section of the Maidenhead Advertiser edition featuring my Twitter usage report.

Andrew Burdett’s compiled report, as run on Page 10 of the Maidenhead Advertiser (8 November 2012).

During my week at the Advertiser, I also attended a court hearing, spoke to victims of vandalism, and helped report on the selection of a new town-crier.

“Andrew was a pleasure to work with. He is fully capable to work on any story when briefed. He is articulate, friendly, and always willing to go the extra mile. I was particularly impressed with his writing skills which, in my view, are well above the standard for a Year 12 student.”

– Sonia Kapur, Digital Editor, Baylis Media (publishers of the Maidenhead Advertiser)

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