Paul Francis is unable to make it in for this afternoon's politics lecture as he's working on a KM story. He'll makeÂ up the session next term.Â Â
The briefing for the online assignment is now published here. The deadline is 1pm, Thursday 9 April.
Please do come and talk to me about the story you plan to do, and I'll be happy to give you some guidance. We'll run through the Vuvox technicalities onÂ Thursday next week.
Following today's discussion about search engine optimisation, linking and 'link bait', here are the (very few) terms and conditions for the Centre for Journalism blog challenge. On Thursday April 9 we'll take a look at the Google Analytics statistics for the web site. The student blog posting with the most unique visits between now and thenÂ will be declared the winner. The one caveat is that only postings about journalism issues will be considered for the prize - so no lists of Top Ten Greatest Xylophone Solos on Prog Rock Albums.
Pity I only just spotted this piece about journalists being monitored and followed by police at a demonstration at Kingsnorth power plant just up the road. Would have been a good subject to bring up at this morning's visit from their press officers.
I've posted web versions of the 30-minute radioÂ 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.