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The Magic of Radio

Jan
12

 Radio MicrophoneThis term in Convergent Journalism you will learn the rudiments of radio news. Richard will do most of the teaching, but he has invited me to share some thoughts about the magic of radio in an introductory lecture. Sorry, but I've agreed and I'd like you all to do something in advance to help me/yourselves.

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The dog days of Dubya

Jan
12

As George W.Bush prepares to leave office, journalists are starting to reflect on the legacy he will leave.

The 43rd occupant of the Oval Office has been doing his best to shape that legacy, giving a number of media interviews, including his final press conference this afternoon, where admitted that mistakes had been made during his tumultuous 8 year stint in power.

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Trouble for citizen journalism pioneer OhMyNews

Jan
12

On the face of it, the news that one of the world's pioneering 'citizen journalism' sites is ending its payments system for contributors could be seen as good or bad news for the industry. On the one hand, the decision by OhMyNews could be taken as proof that consumers don't particulary value content from what was largely a workforce of enthusiastic volunteers with no formal training in journalism. Best leave it to the professionals, right?

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Dear Mr President

Jan
12

Eight days before Barack Obama's inauguration as President, the German current affairs magazine Der Spiegel published the world's "wishlist" for the next President: e-mails and quotes by international leaders who express their expectations about his presidency.

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Dismal Chelsea Torn Apart by Rampaging Red Devils

Jan
11

Manchester United kick started their title challenge with a comprehensive 3-0 win over a very poor Chelsea side this afternoon.

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Max Fights On

Jan
11

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance, especially when Max Mosley reaches for his lawyer.

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Mr Christmas

Jan
09

This story has been around a while, but I first heard it last week on Have I Got News For You...basically, Andy Park has celebrated Christmas EVERY DAY for 16 years! It was first in the papers in December 2006 in the Daily Mail when the Queen refused to do her Christmas Speech from his house, even though he watches it every day. Every day!

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Looking into the crystal ball.

Jan
09

With all this talk of scholarships and job opportunities, it has got me thinking about what sort of job I want to have after completing this course. I've reached the same conclusion that I always do, the first thing I would like to try would be to work for a national daily newspaper. However, as has been brought up before, circulation figures are falling year on year, leading me to wonder if when we finally get out there, will there actually be any jobs left to have?

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Electric dreams the future?

Jan
09

A good article by BBC music reporter Ian Youngs focuses on the influx of new electronic, synthesized pop artists for 2009.

Youngs goes on to question the ability of guitar based bands to hit the headlines this year amidst the competition of the new "New Wave" of "Synth-pop" artists looking to emulate everyone from Madonna to Kate Bush to Alison Goldfrapp.

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Kawasaki pull-out leads to further motorsport mess

Jan
09

A TURBULENT winter for motorsport has resulted in casualty rates becoming ever closer to an Accident & Emergency (A&E) department at a local hospital.

Motorcycle giant Kawasaki's decision to withdraw from Grand-Prix motorcycle racing (Moto GP) is the fourth major exit by a leading manufacturer involved in motorsport, following Honda in Formula One and Subaru and Suzuki in the World Rally Championship (WRC) last month (December).

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