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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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UNESCO student journalism prize

Mar
05

For anyone who would like to write another essay - or make another audio package (and possibly win £500) what about entering this student journalism prize sponsored by UNESCO on the topic of press freedom?

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Harsh realities

Mar
04

Not the most uplifting thing to post on a journalism education site, but this video chronicling the death of a US newspaper after a century and a half is certainly a sign of the times. It's way too long, and a little self-indulgent, but under the circumstances you can't blame its creators, whose first instinct was to report their own demise. Watch the first couple of minutes and then skip to about 16 mins, when the final coup de grace is delivered. I've been in that situation. It's bloody horrible.

Final Edition from Matthew Roberts on Vimeo.

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Amnesty International Event on Thursday

Mar
04

For those of you John, Lucy and I haven't yet talked to about it: our Amnesty International Society has organised an event for tomorrow, Thursday, at 6 pm in the Pilkington Lecture Theatre.

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