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Education notes

Mar
10

Owing to the wonders of technology, you should now be able to download the education notes that were previously and mysteriously absent from the site. Paul

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Kent police monitor journalists at Kingsnorth demonstration

Mar
09

Pity I only just spotted this piece about journalists being monitored and followed by police at a demonstration at Kingsnorth power plant just up the road. Would have been a good subject to bring up at this morning's visit from their press officers.

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Books, books, books...

Mar
09

Can anyone recommend any good books, prefereably non-fiction? I'm at a bit of a loss as to what I'm going to read next.

My current ideas are:

The Shock Doctrine - Naomi Klein

In Defence of Lost Causes - Slavoj Zizek

The Vanishing Face of Gaia - James Lovelock

Hold Everything Dear - John Berger

From Marxism to Post-Marxism - Goran Therborn

OR The Other - Ryzard Kapuscinski

But I'm not particularly drawn to any of them over the others. Any ideas?

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Goodbye newspapers, hello corruption

Mar
07

Goodbye to the Age of Newspapers (Hello to a New Era of Corruption) is the title of an essay by Paul Starr in The New Republic (America's most consistently intelligent political magazine and a must-read for anyone determined to understand life inside the Washington DC beltway). I urge everyone to read it. It is depressing, but erudite and utterly right. A new democratic deficit looms. We journalists must urgently find a way to fill it.

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Blues cruise into FA Cup semi finals

Mar
07

The memory of 1987, when Coventry beat Tottenham 3-2 to lift the FA Cup, was conjured up by Coventry manager Chris Coleman in the run up to this quarter final clash to spur his side on to create a cup upset of similar proportions. Indeed today’s game had a lot of history surrounding it. It is a year ago this weekend that Chelsea were knocked out of the FA Cup to Championship side Barnsley.

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Mighty Medway obliterate Thames Valley

Mar
06

 

Last Wednesday Medway netballers took on Thames Valley in what proved to be one of the most successful matches in the BUCS league yet.

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More and more prizes!

Mar
06

Here are details of yet another student journalism prize - this time the topic is public service broadcasting and prize money donated by Channel 4, along with some enviable TV work experience opportunities.  

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Guernica and the first draft

Mar
06

Students will remember George Steer, the Times correspondent who revealed the bombing of Guernica, from my lectures and seminars about the Spanish Civil War. I know Sarah has introduced you to other examples of his writing. In the Times this morning there is fresh confirmation of the efforts Franco made to deny the truth of Steer's report. 

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Brown's love affair with the US

Mar
05

I found this in the Guardian today. It's a commentary on Gordon Brown's speech to Congress yesterday by Oliver Burkeman, who writes about US politics for the paper quite extensively. Just thought I'd post it up as it's a good read and pretty funny to boot.

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