The Anchor has lots of interesting alumni. Here are some of them! Click here for an archive of print editions.
Cecelia was one of the co-founders and the first editor-in-chief of the Falmouth Anchor. She now lives and works in London. Alongside Hermione Blomfield-Smith, Cecelia founded the paper in her second year as an undergraduate and remained in charge until she left in 2016. After graduating from Exeter with a BA in History and Politics, Cecelia went on to earn her Master’s degree in International Journalism from City, University of London specializing as a broadcast journalist. Cecelia joined CNN’s London bureau as an intern in September 2017, working for 4 months on two prime time news shows. After her internship ended, she started working as a producer on Amanpour, the network’s leading global current affairs program presented by CNN’s Chief International Anchor, Christiane Amanpour. She continues to work on this team today.
Kristýna joined the Falmouth Anchor in 2016 as a writer. Taking interest in the editorial positions, she worked as a sub-editor for the opinions section in 2017/18 before leaving for an exchange semester, after which she rejoined the team as one of the 18/19 opinions editors. Although studying and having a healthy appetite for journalism, she did not pursue a career in this area after graduation. She currently teaches English in Japan and plans to return to university to study politics and international relations.
Amber was a part of The Falmouth Anchor during the second and third year of her degree. She first started writing a range of pieces about study in Cornwall, before moving to arts to write regular film reviews at the start of 2018. She then went on to become arts editor and expanded the section from exclusively film to also cover a range of television, music and local theatre content. Amber also introduced creative writing pieces to the newspaper, encouraging students to express their creative voices through poetry and short stories. Since graduating in 2019, Amber has continued to write arts-led reviews for several online magazines as a critic. She has recently been accepted to do a Master’s in Film Studies with King’s College, London for September 2020, as she continues to develop her professional knowledge of film. She hopes that the pursuit of further study will allow her to improve as a critic, or to explore the academic world. Amber values her time with The Falmouth Anchor as being transformative for both her personal and professional development. She will always treasure the experiences and memories that came with her role.
Josephine started out in the Anchor back in 2016, beginning as a writer in her first year, then eventually working her way up to become the co-editor-in-chief in 2018. She says the experience was an amazing one and ever since, Josephine has firmly stuck with a career in writing. She now works as a freelance content writer for a variety of different blogs and websites (mainly food and drink-based).
Ivan was the news editor between 2018-19. During that time, he wrote articles including an investigation into students being targeted by essay-writing companies, and broke the story of the University of Exeter quoting a Nazi general in an official email, which was later picked up by national and international media. Since graduating in 2019, he has worked at Bloomberg News on the 18-month apprenticeship programme, and also had work published in Viz Comic.
Matt Solomons started out as the sports editor in his first year, before being elected as the editor-in-chief during the 2017/18 academic year, followed by co-deputy editor and acting co-editor-in-chief in 2019/20 after returning from his year abroad in Iowa, USA. Matt led the Anchor through its transition towards becoming a fully online publication. This change, while significant, proved to pay dividends as the paper was shortlisted for “Best Newcomer Publication” at the 2018 Student Publication Association National Awards, capping off a formative year for the Anchor. He helped establish the publication as a serious presence among the UK’s student media. Matt now looks forward to following the Anchor as a reader and using the invaluable experience in a professional environment.