Author Archives: Joe Mason

About Joe Mason

My name is Joe Mason, I'm a 20 year-old Londoner living in Hackney, a host borough for the 2012 Olympic Games. Through this blog I explored how the Games affected local people. I was part of a group of students taking part in a program called Headstart. Now I use this as a platform for creative writing, audio, film, and digital.

Essential Classics

Another radio program I’ve worked with on my internship at Somethin’ Else has been BBC Radio 3’s Essential Classics. I’ve shadowed the producer and broadcasting assistants at interviews, editing sessions and in the BBC Broadcasting House for the live shows. … Continue reading

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Economist Thursdays

On Thursdays I help produce the audio book versions of the Economist for their subscribers. These have definitely been the hardest working and most fulfilling days. I do a range of jobs including editing, where I receive the raw articles … Continue reading

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Jazz on 3 episode

BBC Introducing at the Manchester Jazz Festival

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BBC Introducing and the Manchester Jazz Festival

Week 2 on the internship merged two of my favourite things, jazz and Manchester, which teamed up last Friday night at Band on the Wall where I helped BBC Radio 3‘s Jazz on 3 record the event. Four contrasting, upcoming bands … Continue reading

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Pixie Lott, coffees, and running

I’m a week into my internship at Somethin’ Else, a content company who create radio and tv programs, films, digital, apps, and work with brands. I first came into contact with them a few years ago while on the Headstart … Continue reading

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Published article!

I’ve had an article published on the Free Word website. I’ve written about how my version of the 2012 Games compared to my grandmothers’ in 1948. Click here to read it.

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Reflecting on the Games

It’s still too early to talk about a legacy for East Londoners. The park doesn’t open till next year and that’s only a couple of bits of it. By Rio 2016, the effects will be there and the Olympic Park … Continue reading

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