November 14, 2013 Leave a comment
By Hannah Storm
My daughter plays a journalist in her school class assembly this week. It’s a role that she’s very excited to have.
As the ‘Pudding Lane reporter’ covering the aftermath of the 1666 Great Fire of London, she’s been practising asking the questions of Mr Farriner and his wife, whose family ran the bakery where the tragedy began, holding one of my old microphones for greater effect and rehearsing her hand-over: an emphatic ‘back to you in the studio’.
When I first heard about the role she had, it made me quite nostalgic because when she was three, I took her to Channel 4 News, in London, where I then worked.
She sat in the chair made famous by its presenter Jon Snow, complete with her own pair of rainbow coloured socks like Jon wears, pretended to answer the phones in the newsroom and marvelled at the bright lights and robotic light collection of technological paraphernalia that gets the news from the studio to the TV screen.