These past few weeks have been hard. When I say hard, I mean that they have been the most testing few weeks of my life - every final year student who has had to do a dissertation will agree with me. Late nights in the library - sometimes not getting in until 8:00am the next morning, all I can say is thank God for 24 hour McDonald’s. Amen.
However, today it all came to an end. That’s it. It’s hard to think looking back that i’ve been working on this project over the past academic year. My dissertation was about the Royal Family, they’re a subject I’ve been interested in for a very long time now and I wanted to do something interesting and a quirky:
Reporting Royalty: Celebrity Gossip or Public Interest?
In a nutshell, the concept was to look at whether British newspapers write about stories that are important to readers, or something they just find interesting. It’s been a gruelling task but it feels amazing to have the copies in my hands now.
I think it’s best to leave this post with the acknowledgements I wrote in my dissertation. Keep smiling x
Peter Smith. No cup of tea is big enough to show how eternally grateful I am. Your guidance as my supervisor has helped me create something that I will forever be proud of.
To Jennie Bond, Camilla Tominey and Joe Little. Thank you all for your time and valuable contributions.
My family and friends, I express my heartfelt thanks for your continual support and encouragement.
Finally, to my other family at the Lincoln School of Journalism. Thank you for being there yesterday, here today and there tomorrow.
Without you all, this dissertation would not have been possible.