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Fear and Loathing in Journalism: a Savage Journey to the Public's Cross

Oct
01

As I'm sitting here, right about sunset, the blood-red light illuminating the walls of my room, I keep pondering over the reason of the brutality and treachery of man. For years now, we have been more and more flooded with news, do we like it or not, combined with the effect of the events themselves. Be it the growing-up-factor or just beginning to see the big picture, right outside the frames, of the news – from Putin's elections to prince Harry's clubbing – my idealistic approach to Journalism as a saviour has started to decrease. Reverse result of what was dreamed, ironically.

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Fact of the day

Oct
01

The combined personal wealth of Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin (a meagre $16bn each) is greater than the entire value of the US newspaper publishing sector ($20bn, according to Wall Street estimates). Well, so Valleywag reckons anyway.

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Jose Bosingwa: The Solution to Chelsea's Right Back Problems?

Sep
30

A short look at Chelsea's problems at right-back, and whether Jose Bosingwa is the solution.

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Hedonistic Hysteria

Sep
30

A look at the rave culture, its formation, impact and legacy musically and culturally today. 

 

WATCHING HEATHER SMALL trot around BBC's Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday evoked memories of the former M People lead singer's dance talent of a different kind throughout the 1990s.

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Paying for the Future

Sep
30

How will expensive reporting be paid for in the multimedia future? Can the web fund future Bob Woodwards and Paul Foots? I believe Centres like ours must contribute to the search for economic models that can preserve the quality and plurality of journalism. I've written about the topic at greater length today on the Guardian's CommentisFree website.  

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First couple of days

Sep
30

So we've been here a while now, and it looks like the course is going to be great. A little bit worried about the comment Ian made to our tutor group 

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The 'elite' future of the newspaper

Sep
30

The endgame for the newspaper is in sight, says Philip Meyer, hack-turned-professional-doomsayer and author of The Vanishing Newspaper. That 2005 book is commonly quoted as predicting April 2043 as the date on which the last New York Times appears - although in fact his model suggests the industry would have capitulated long before that.

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