You are never too old for a career first

You are never too old for a career first

I had my first ever magazine front cover story this week. It is for the B2B magazine InPublishing, and is about what it has been like being a journalist working from home during the pandemic – and being one of…

Open your heart and listen

You’ll see people posting on social media that someone like Dawn Butler suggesting she is subjected to racism is her being divisive and a race-baiter. I’ve even seen some people who I am friends with on Facebook post anti-Dawn Butler…

The six sentences I hate writing about Doctor Who

If you’d told me as a kid that when I grew up I would get paid to sometimes write about Doctor Who for a national newspaper, then I’m sure little me would have been very happy indeed. But there’s always…

Dan Martin and Seb Patrick

Like a lot of people I’m finding it hard to process grief for this strange new category of people that have been introduced into our lives – people like Dan Martin and Seb Patrick, both of whom have suddenly passed…

Lis Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith. My Sarah Jane.

My Sarah Jane

I’ve had a blog running pretty much continuously since December 2002, but along the way, what with server and domain name moves and database wobbles and this and that, a few things have dropped off the internet along the way….

(Late) Friday Reading S09E08

(Late) Friday Reading S09E08

Friday Reading is a weekly series of recommended reads from the Guardian’s Martin Belam, covering journalism, media and technology, and other interesting nerdy things. It is also available as an email newsletter and sometimes even actually arrives on Friday. Sign…

Alone in a crowd

Every time I wake up in the morning and I’m all booked up to go to an away game, I ask myself “Why?” What has possessed me to spend the money? To spend hours going to see pretty crappy League…

Friday Reading S09E07

Friday Reading S09E07

Friday Reading is a weekly series of recommended reads from the Guardian’s Martin Belam, covering journalism, media and technology, and other interesting nerdy things. It is also available as an email newsletter. Sign up here. What an amazing and brutally…

Friday Reading S09E06

Friday Reading S09E06

Friday Reading is a weekly series of recommended reads from the Guardian’s Martin Belam, covering journalism, media and technology, and other interesting nerdy things. It is also available as an email newsletter. Sign up here. This week’s main picture for…

Friday Reading S09E05

Friday Reading S09E05

Back somewhat sooner that I’d anticipated, as I thought I was going to take January off, Friday Reading is a weekly series of recommended reads from the Guardian’s Martin Belam, covering journalism, media and technology, and other interesting nerdy things….