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Message from Anastasia

Apr
07

Kathryn, Alex, Rebekah, Rob, Alan, Nick, Lucy, John, Mylo, Kelsey

Please register on line for next year's modules before Friday.

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Yes We Can

Apr
07

Have a look at this BBC 2  programme, shown last Sunday night, on oratory  Despite Alan Yentob's rather irritating presentation style it is fascinating study of the power of words and the rebirth of rhetoric since Obama.  With the help of Boris Johnson and others it traces the course of oratory from the time of the Greeks and makes some interesting observations about the effect that radio and television had on political speech making.

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A CiF article with complimentary comments

Apr
05

Anyone who reads the Comment is Free section of the Guardian website will know that the comments are normally a scathing attack on everything the author of an article has said. So I thought I'd point out this article, which has been warmly received by the CiF community, about the history of the Hubble telescope and our knowledge of the universe.

It's a lovely piece. As Oscar Wilde said, "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."

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The financial crisis hits the Centre for Journalism

Apr
02

The financial crisis has undoubtedly been at the forefront of everyone's mind recently but it has finally reached fever pitch.

We've looked at it nationally; city workers waving tenners instead of fifties at the G20 protesters, and we've looked locally; spending hours dwelling on the fate of Gillingham and Chatham highstreets in this devastating time. But has anyone looked even closer to home?

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Cameron to the Rescue?

Apr
02

 DCMP

Conservative leader David Cameron has promised to relax cross-media ownership rules if his party wins the General Election. Some in the industry promote this as a partial solution to the crisis in local journalism. A less generous view is that the Conservative Party is courting popularity with local media owners (Political party woos money and votes shocker, man detained!).

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Ouch!!

Apr
01

This article I found on the Journalism Network for the Press Gazette outlines comments made by investigative journalist Nick Davies and Eastern Daily Press deputy editor Paul Durrant, on the state of Journalism degrees and how they fail to teach effectively core subjects such as media law. The NCTJ is also criticised.

 

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April Fools!

Apr
01

I saw this very funny April Fools in the Guardian today:

Enjoy.

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April Fools in the Media

Apr
01

Having discussed it this morning in conference, here's a list of the day's april fools in the media on the Guardian website.

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Pakistan, Terrorism, Middle East, Politics and Soap Operas: and you thought British Politics had drama

Mar
30

In the last four days, in Afganistan and Pakistan, there have been roughly 152 deaths. That is 38 people a day. 38 people a day, have their families left all alone; have their heads blown off; have their organs destroyed by 'dum-dum' AK bullets; have their dreams destroyed. 

8 in Afganistan on 30th of March, 24 militants in NW Pakistan on 28th of March, atleast 50 (possibly 70) in a mosque attack in Pakistan, at least 10 in a Pakistani restaurant; and finally, possibly 40 future policemen, eradicated, in Pakistan.

 

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