Sean Hannam Freelance journalist Owner, Ipcress Media @seanhannam
I went freelance 18 months ago and also became a dad to twin boys, so I’m used to spending a lot of time at home, but lockdown created new challenges, like how to convert the summer issue of a retail client’s print magazine to digital, as their stores were shut.
With some invaluable help from a colleague, I nailed it and produced something that I’m really proud of – the client said it was their best ever edition. I might even show it to my boys, after I’ve finished reading them The Very Hungry Caterpillar for the eighth time today.
Angela McManus Editor, The Volunteer, Whale and Dolphin, Splash! Think @angelamcmanus22
That’s the word I’ve heard so often over recent months. It’s such a small word but the expectations are enormous.
Interviewing volunteers, staff in caring roles and members of the public who have stepped up to help others, I’ve learned they have all had to re-think what they do and how they do it. Doing things in different ways has become the new norm.
It’s the same in publishing.
Nothing has changed – we’re still telling stories and sharing news – but the way we do it has transformed.
We’re innovative, agile and forward thinking. Yes, there’s hope for us all.