Day Three by Sam Roper

Thursday 26 March 2009

As my third day at the FT draws to a close, I am already eager for tomorrow to come.

However, walking across Southwark bridge on Monday morning, trying to stay upright in the gusty winds, I cannot say I felt quite as enthusiastic as I do now. With no real idea of what to expect, my mind was running wild with nerves and excitement; three days later though I can honestly say that my experience here so far has been fantastic.

Monday was a whirlwind of tours, meetings and training, but the highlight was, without doubt, the morning editorial conference. What a way to start the day! It was fascinating being able to observe the 'nucleus' of the FT team at work. The atmosphere was serious but jovial, with a minor 'discussion' ( by discussion I mean a few wry comments) over Jade Goody lightening the tone. That same day I was lucky enough to witness the afternoon meeting where the following day's editions are discussed. Needless to say I went home that night in awe of all that I had witnessed that day.

The subsequent two days have taught me a wealth of information about the daily workings of a world class newspaper. Everything I have observed so far will no doubt stand me in good stead for the future. From sitting in on editorial meetings to publishing articles on the FT homepage, I have learnt so much in such a short space of time, I can only imagine what I will have achieved by the time my internship is over.


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