Daily Archives: 25 September 2014


Being a journalist

Baylis Media

Jo Flower spent a week with us at the Maidenhead Advertiser headquarters in Bell Street, Maidenhead.

On Wednesday 10 September, she accompanied me on a typical day.

HRH The┬áCountess of Wessex (Sophie) visited Windsor’s hospice in Hatch Lane and Jo joined me in covering the event. She proved adept with her mobile phone and took some good pictures – good enough to be used in the paper.

She also took the opportunity to join me in interviewing the chief executive at the hospice and staff members in the lead up to Sophie’s arrival – later making an excellent attempt at writing up the story after discussing it with me.

On the same afternoon she accompanied me to Eton College, where we met boys recently returned from a trip to Africa. They had helped with a rhino conservation project there and Jo contributed substantially with questions to the boys and their teacher.

During her whole week with the paper, she showed alertness and interest in a variety of subjects.

Written by Francis Batt, journalist on the Windsor Express newspaper since 1978.