APPLY! - Free BBC Speed mentoring Creative Industries Special

Speed Mentoring: Think 'speed dating', but for your career! If you ever wanted your own board of senior advisers, people who are established business leaders who have been there and done it. At this event on the 1st of May, they will advise you on how to succeed in your careers. If you're lucky they may also be able to share their contacts with you! This is a unique opportunity to spend time with senior staff from within BBC radio and content and learn first hand what it takes to make it within the creative industry.

Apply to Youth4Regions – the EU programme for aspiring journalists

The European Commission is looking for participants for the third edition of Youth4Regions - the programme for aspiring journalists. If you are interested in our fully-funded EU training programme, we encourage you to apply by sending:

  • a short original article (400-1000 words), or
  • a short video (2 – 3 minutes)

on a project that has been co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund or Cohesion Fund.

The short article or the short video you would like to send to us needs to be original and not published before.

The winners will be invited to Brussels between 6 - 11 October 2019 for a full week of;

  • training on journalism and EU affairs,
  • working together with established journalists,
  • networking with the EU institutions, European media and fellow peers, and more.
  • The European Commission will cover travel and accommodation!

Upon completion of the programme participants will become part of the Youth4Regions Alumni, a pan-European network of future journalists interested in EU affairs.

The application period is open until 15 July 2019 at 17:00 (CET). Apply now!


A guide to the giallo film

Italy attracted international acclaim during the 1960s for its cycle of spaghetti westerns, but what is sometimes overlooked is the emergence of another body of exploitation films: the giallo film. The word “giallo” translates in Italian to “yellow”, and the title of giallo films derived from paperback detective novels released in post-fascist Italy by the Milanese publishing company Mondadori which had yellow covers. “Rosso” – the Italian for red – might have been more appropriate as the films are covered in blood.

Daenerys is annoying

I stayed up at 2am and watched the first episode of Game of Thrones. Honestly, I don’t think it was worth staying up for it was very anti-climatic until the end. I mean even though I found the episode to be a bit lack lustre Twitter did make it somewhat enjoyable. Despite all of this there was one character that really managed to piss me off and that character was...... None other than Daenerys Targaryen herself, baring in mind she already started to irritate me towards the end of last season but this episode really solidified my dislike for her.

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