I was appalled, but not particularly surprised, to hear about some of the fallout to a story in the Mancunion this week, which demonstrates some of the attacks student journalists are facing nationally.
The results of the college elections were just released... and it's a flawless victory for CfJ students!
The following were elected - journalism students are bolded:
The Kent-at-Medway college elections opened today, and it's great to see a vast amount of journalism students running for the various positions.
* Nick Duffy is running for President.
* Emily Magdij and Christopher Wallis are running for Vice President.
* Clarissa Place is running for Student Activities Officer.
* Kieran Watkins is running for Campaigns Officer.
* Jem Collins is running for Media Officer.
The Journalism department has always punched slightly above its weight in Medway when it comes to student politics - from Paul Dunne running the Make Medway Matter campaign, to Maya Esslemont being elected student trustee, to me being elected to the Kent Union Rights zone - as a department we've always had active students, and have always engaged with the union fantastically.
This is a brilliant tradition, and one which I'd really urge everyone to carry on.
The Kent Union zone elections opened this morning, and close at midday on Thursday. I'd encourage every CfJ student to get active and vote. It's really important to have your say in union elections, as they help shape the future of your student experience.
I'm running for the 'Your Rights' zone - the only candidate from Medway running - and I'd appreciate as many votes as possible, to ensure Medway students have some voice in the Union that represents us.