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A tiny glimpse at what life as a journalist is like

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Sit at my desk. Turn on the computer. Take a deep breath and begin.

Read. Investigate. Chat. Write. Add multimedia. Edit. Preview. Publish. Social. Email. Repeat.

Around 3 a.m., take a quick moment to run into the kitchen to turn on the kettle for tea.

News breaks. Remain at my desk and focus on doing 10 things at once.

Read. Investigate. Chat. Write. Add multimedia. Edit. Preview. Publish. Social. Email. Repeat.

Two and a half hours pass and I still haven’t had anything to drink. At that point, I notice my very kind and supportive husband is awake. He turns on the kettle again.

More breaking news.

Read. Investigate. Chat. Write. Add multimedia. Edit. Preview. Publish. Social. Email. Repeat.

Five minutes later, utterly focused on my work, I’m barely able to pull my eyes away from the screen and my fingers from the keyboard when a steaming hot cup of tea appears on my desk. I take a grateful sip.

More breaking news.

Read. Investigate. Chat. Write. Add multimedia. Edit. Preview. Publish. Social. Email. Repeat.

And the tea grows cold.

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