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Polar Bear sunrise picture

Nov
07

This picture is my favourite picture I've seen, just thought I would share with everyone, and also promote the exhibition at the Natural History Musuem, its amazing!

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How to resign

Nov
07

Adam Smith, a journalist from Trinity Mirror's Birmingham Post & Mail, uses the unusual medium of Youtube to hand in his resignation.

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Don't forget to press record!

Nov
06

I had such a moment of panic walking home with my camera today, when I thought 'did I press record at the start of that conversation'? When Jaak and I were Vox Popping in the first couple of weeks we lost a whole interview cuz we hadn't pressed record, luckily I had today.

I just thought I'd say to everyone: take your time when you're setting up for your interviews, because one little mistake like that could lose you so much work.

Good luck everybody! (sorry I didn't come for fireworks tonight, I had to do that summary for Ken. Last minute as ever...)

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Video assignment: where you need to be

Nov
06

For all of you working on your video news package assignment, I thought it might be worth giving you some guidance on where you need to be in the process. By the start of the teaching session on Monday you ideally should have nailed your interviews and know what your story is. Finding the focus of your story is the key now. There won't be a lot of point in spending time getting GVs until you've done this - they can always be added later. If you haven't got that focus yet, come and see me or Richard and we'll be happy to give some guidance on where to look and who to call.

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Obama

Nov
06

 "Change has come to America"

After a tense and drawn out campaign, victory is justified as Barack Obama now becomes the 44th President of The United States of America and more importantly the first ever black American to run the country.

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How To Wash Properly

Nov
05

No, not yourself, but your car. Recently I was shocked to find out the amount of damage that can be done to a cars paintwork by following the age-old tradition of plonking a sponge in a bucket of warm water and then dragging it over the body. Or even worse visiting your local Shell garage to pay £5 for that 'ultra clean' look. In reality, this appearance is farcical when examined in the sunlight. The image below shows a typical paint surface, visible on millions of cars because of the wrong technique employed in the washing stage:

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"Yes we can"

Nov
05

Today, the world celebrates the first mixed race president of the United States of America. However, despite his rhetoric, awe-inspiring speechmaking and total embodiment of the American Dream, can he deliver?

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Obama offers hope for American change

Nov
05

Barack Obama's path to the White House started in the New Year and has now resulted in his confirmed presidency and the dawn of a new America.

Replacing George W Bush from the world's top job is a mean feat and offers the world a chance to glimpse life in this newly sudden utopia generated hysterically by the American electorate and globally.

What is telling from this latest money spinning campaign, which involved Obama's employment of Facebook's founder Chris Hughes helping his cause, is that Obama means business.

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My BBC Breakfast

Nov
05

When I woke up this morning, I'll admit that who won the presidency did not immediately spring to mind. It was more "shit, my fish is dead." Thankfully George wasn't actually dead, he just wasn't moving at the moment in time...

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The right man for the job.

Nov
05

Barack Obama to me represents a massive step forward for the United States. He embodies their nations new ability to accept change and make up for the past. Essentially, America overwhelming voting for a Black president means that it is moving away from what it knows, the traditional candidates and choosing equality and something different.

Obama is the key factor in helping America overcome racism. I think he is exactly the man to unite the country and I respect him even more for deciding to pull troops out of Iraq. 

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