ONE of social media’s best kept secrets who became known as the tabloid-truth teller, discussed super-injunctions and claimed she’d be sacked if her name was known is coming to the University of Sunderland.
A month after the FleetStreetFox unveiled herself as a journalist from the Sunday Mirror after a decade writing in secret, she will give Sunderland students the inside track. She is giving a Masterclass on the ins and outs of tabloid journalism and sharing inside knowledge and tips for the future.
The blogger, now publicly revealed as Susie Boniface racked up more than 54,000 followers through discussing the ethics of journalism, the truth about her trade, the private scandals, victories and disasters that don’t end up on the front page.
Miss Boniface is coming to Wearside on Monday, March 18 to give the talk to journalism students and will also involve a Q&A session to discuss her stories.
She said: “My talk is going to be about all the tricks of the trade and things no-one ever taught me when I was starting out - all the ways people will try to stop and abuse you, and the best bits of fun it’s possible to have while typing.
“I love this industry and my job, because it’s full of fascinating people and I get to travel the world on someone else’s dime. But it’s also hard, it’s not that well-paid, and a lot of people hate you before you even open your mouth. The fun bit happens when – and if – they change their minds.”