A trainee reporter on a regional daily hit the ground running on her very first day in the office by scooping a front page splash.
Polly Grice scored a page one story in the Norwich Evening News with an article about Britain’s Got Talent star Ronan Parke suffering from online bullying.
Having joined the Archant-owned newspaper for three weeks before heading to Newcastle to begin her training, Polly was asked to put a call in to Norfolk born-and-bred singer Ronan Parke, on the day he released an anti-bullying single.
She was given the challenge of finding out if the reason Ronan, who shot to fame after appearing on Britain’s Got Talent, was supporting the charity Kidscape was because he had suffered bullying himself.
It transpired he had and what emerged was a front and page three piece for the Norwich Evening News headlined ‘Ronan’s online bullying torment’.
“Polly did just that and hopefully this is the first of many great stories she’ll write in her journalism career.”