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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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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The first CfJ Radio News Challenge

Feb
27

I've posted web versions of the 30-minute radio news programmes produced by two undergraduate teams yesterday. We'll have a full de-briefing session on Monday, but try to listen to them over the weekend to remind yourselves of your moments of glory. And infamy.

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Interactive masterclass with BBC's Allan Little

Feb
19

This is the first of a series of masterclass sessions with senior journalists visiting the Centre for Journalism, produced as an interactive Flash presentation. BBC World Affairs correspondent Allan Little talks to staff and students about his career reporting from some of the world's most difficult places.

This is an embeddable file. Click the 'share' button on the presentation's main menu to embed it into your own web site or personal blog. Note: Will work best with the most up-to-date version of the free Quicktime player, available here

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Timed Writing Test 2: Feb 24

Feb
17

Just to remind you that your second and final timed writing test for Reporting and Writing One is Tuesday February 24.

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Shorthand Superstar

Feb
12

Laura HartmannMany congratulations to Laura Hartmann on becoming the first student in the Centre for Journalism to sit and pass an NCTJ shorthand exam. This also makes Laura the first student to pass an NCTJ exam of any variety. Very well done Laura.  I promise to deliver a bottle of wine in recognition of your excellent pioneering achievement. I think I should also invite the British government to take a look at the way English language and English grammar are taught in Germany. We might learn something.

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Register for your exams

Feb
12

A reminder that all undergraduates need to register online for their exams. The deadline is tomorrow, Friday 13 February.

It's very straightforward. Go the Student Data System here and follow the links.

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Ecstasy is no more dangerous than riding a horse, says top scientist

Feb
10

Entirely co-incidentally, I happened to mentioned this issue during our class on regulation yesterday.

As I said, the argument has always been that in terms of risk of death, taking this illegal drug is far safer than riding a horse.

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Christmas blog winners and new site editor

Feb
09

Well it's taken a while because of the complex scientific rigour involved in the judging process, but the, erm, panel of assessors has finally agreed the winners of the Christmas blogging incentive scheme.

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