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Archive Researchers

Featuring: Richard Wiseman, London

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How did you become an archive researcher?

Up until around ten years ago, I was a print journalist – which I guess may give you a good insight into research, fact-checking and putting a story together?

A friend of mine, and a fellow ‘keyboard warrior’, who also happened to own a TV production company, asked me if I’d like to produce some of his programmes, to which I could only reply “But I don’t know how any of this works. And what’s an Avid machine?” To which he replied, unforgettably, “Well, it’s all rather similar to what you’re used to working with, really. It’s all words and pictures, again – you’ll pick it up as you go along”.  (more…)