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Mail's Madge change

Oct
16

The Sun's Madonna scoop yesterday led conference into a discussion about change pages, when newspapers rush to change their editions printed later in the evening after they've been outscooped by a rival's first edition.

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The killing of Anna Politkovskaya

Oct
15

Anna PolitkovskayaRussian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was killed two years ago this month, and today the trial of the three men accused of her murder begins in a Moscow military court. I was fortunate enough to interview this fearless, understated woman for Press Gazette a couple of years before she died (you can read it here). She recounted "stories so horrific that one’s hand refused to jot them down” of the appalling treatment that she witnessed of civilians in Chechnya by the Russian military - treatment of which she had first hand experience.

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Reporting & Writing - Sir Ian Blair notes

Oct
14

These are the notes which I read from last week with Kat in the Reporting & Writing presentation on Sir Ian Blair's resignation and Boris Johnson.

My notes are in the file attachment and I will add Kat's shortly. Hope they help...

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Taleb on Newsnight: one angry man

Oct
14

Nicholas Nassim Taleb appeared on Newsnight on Friday night, angry to the point of being inarticulate.

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McGuinness' Magic Video Tips and Tricks

Oct
13

In Monday's lesson I was picked at random to provide you with some tips for shooting video (no pressure there then). So here are my tips and rules to help you get that perfect interview or shot.

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The 'tipping point' for American journalism

Oct
13

We are witnessing a tipping point in American journalism in which the balance of power is tilting decisively towards new media, Financial Times editor Lionel Barber writes today. In particular the 2008 presidential debate - already dubbed the YouTube election - has "revolutionised the terms of political engagement", he says, as the mainstream media's imperial status has been shaken.

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Constitution < Financial crisis

Oct
13

Just throwing out two links to YouTube videos featuring Ron Paul and Jim Rogers discussing a different perspective to our governments and their actions regarding the current financial crisis.

 

Rogers: Global Bankers Have Unleashed Inflationary Holocaust (YouTube)

Ron Paul: On Passage of the Bailout (YouTube)

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Is it time to head for the hills?

Oct
13

chicken In my local bookshop this weekend I overheard a customer asking the owner whether she had any books on chicken-keeping. She replied that he was the fourth person in a week to ask and wondered if such thoughts of self sufficiency were a sign of the times.

Similarly in my garden centre there has been a run on logs: fears of the imminent collapse of our food distribution and energy provision systems are evidently causing the good folk of East Kent to ponder survival strategies.

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Placid Scolari Fits Abramovich's Chelsea Like A Glove

Oct
12

On Friday the Guardian reported that Luiz Felipe Scolari has been given a position on Chelsea’s PLC board. Although this hasn’t been given much coverage, it is very important and highlights the ease at which Scolari has settled at Chelsea and the impression he has made on the club’s hierarchy.

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England 'Fans' Embarass Themselves

Oct
12

It has long been the enigma surrounding England. Why cant they perform on the international stage and end 40 years of hurt? Well, on Saturday we got a partial answer.

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