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A day in the life of ... Louise Tickle (freelance education and social affairs journalist)

Date:8 JAN 2016
Education and social affairs journalist
See also Lucy Reed and Louise Tickle 'Press reporting of care proceedings' in the January issue of Family Law at [2016] Fam Law 72.

What is your position and what do you do on a day-to-day basis?

I am a freelance journalist for national papers. Probably won't take absolutely anyone's shilling anymore...

How long have you been in this role and what brought you here?

At 23 and with two drama degrees I realised I didn't love the theatre enough to be poor and struggling even for a couple of years let alone a lifetime. I got a job in public affairs at the RSPB despite only being able to identify seabirds (they're big have distinctive markings and helpfully hang around long enough for you to get your binoculars focused and leaf to the right page in your British Seabirds reference guide).

I got another job in a charity press office as fast as I could on being found out then moved to Comic Relief. In the run-up to Red Nose Day I took a Marie Claire journalist out to Ethiopia to do a...

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