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GIDLEY

Sophie

Experiences
The South Wales Evening Post, Swansea December 2012 one week placement I was invited back for another week by the News Editor. My article made the front-page splash of the paper on Christmas Eve and I wrote several other articles including one pagelead for news. August 2012 one week placement I wrote four pages leads and numerous shorter articles, NIBs and vox pops. I made a personal face-to-face interview and spent a morning at Swansea Magistrates Court. The Express and Echo, Exeter September 2011 one week placement Wrote one page-lead and smaller articles by conducting telephone interviews. Spent time gathering news for business. Media Wales, Cardiff June 2011 one week placement I wrote two feature articles and conducted interviews and vox pops for news. I also attended a coroner’s inquest. Somerset Country Gazette, Taunton May 2011 one week placement My article made the page-3 lead and the front-page lead for its local sister paper, The Star. I also wrote numerous smaller articles.

Skills
Newspaper reporting and editing Teeline shorthand 100 wpm passed November 2012 Go Publish Quark Xpress Quark Copydesk Adobe InDesign Adobe Photoshop Audacity audio editing Video editing Tablet digital edition production Competent use of social media WordPress Full, clean driving licence since May 2008

Education
Cardiff University, Cardiff 2012-Present Postgraduate Diploma: Newspaper Journalism Cardiff University, Cardiff 2009-2012 BA Single Honours: History (First Class Honours) Dorothy Marshal Award for Best Performance in 18th and 19th Century Social and Economic History 2012 Richard Huish College, Taunton 2007-2009 A-Level: English Language (A), History (A), Law (A). AS Level: French (C) Heathfield Community School, Taunton 2002-2007 11 GCSEs: 3 (A*), 7 (A), 1 (B) including English Language (A*), English Literature (A*) and Mathematics (A)

References
David English EnglishDM@cardiff.ac.uk My personal tutor on the Cardiff University Postgraduate Newspaper Journalism course Rebecca Davies Rebecca.davies@swwmedia.co.uk The South Wales Evening Post News Editor

Interests
Film Photography I own multiple film cameras and run a WordPress blog called Exposed to Film for those interested in film photography: www.exposedtofilm.wordpress.com. Sports I play for Cardiff University Ladies Football Sunday team and was captain for the Cardiff University Ladies Football 1st team for two consecutive years during my undergraduate studies. Music I am self-taught on the guitar and play the drums (Grade 3), piano (Grade 5) and violin (Grade 4). I frequently go to gigs and music concerts.

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