Got a tour of the Guardian today. Entering the building we saw an open floor of people typing away at their computers - responding to emails and writing the next biggest news scoop.
I was impressed to learn that they have staff working around the clock on stories. A genius way to conduct a newspaper. When a big headline needs printing, other sites are able to proof the copy before sunrise in London.
Despite our tour guide's cheery outlook on the printed newspaper, my tutor explained their drop in readership over the past few years. He said that if it continues the paper will surely have to close. Sad news for this newspaper.
They are funded through donations and ads mainly. It's also an issue when their online subscription is free. People don't have to pay two pounds (which is a lot for a paper here) to read the latest updates.
How will newspapers make money online without bombarding their readers with ads? Who knows!
The office space featured modern furniture and design. They tried to keep a sleek, up to date feel.
I returned to the dorm to make my room feel more like home. I hung these cards from family and friends on my wall as encouragement (thank you!). Doing homework at this time requires a lot of motivation. It takes a lot to sit down and write for hours when there is so much to do and see in London. And to be honest, my body is still very tired from this sick bug. So, early to bed for me.