Index on Censorship, the Non-governmental Organisation dedicated to freedom of expression, has launched a student blog competition on freedom of expression around the world today.
This week, two journalist unions claimed that “citizen journalism” project, GuardianWitness is a threat to freelance journalists.
Launched on 16th April 2013, GuardianWitness is the next level in social media citizen journalism, but both the Chartered Institute of Journalists (CIOJ) and the National Union of Journalists were expressing reservations about the scheme. Anybody can contribute videos, pictures and text to fulfil ‘assignments' set by the Guardian team who will review the submitted posts. Posts they deem suitable will be put up on the Guardian Witness site (witness.guardian.co.uk/) and even shaping the news agenda that will appear on the main Guardian site.
The following revision class is cancelled and will be rescheduled for both UG and PG taking the above module:
Wednesday, 8 May 13.00 to 14.00 in the UG newsroom.
I'm sorry for the rescheduling. Unavoidable, I'm afraid.
The worst job is being a newspaper reporter, or at least according to the ‘Best and Worst Jobs of 2013’ list posted on the Wall Street Journal. The degree which will leave me qualified to do the job I have always wanted, is ranked lower than a bus driver and a dishwasher. The jobs are apparently ranked based on five criteria: physical demands, work environment, income, stress, and hiring outlook. But it seems to be missing an important factor: job satisfaction.
Congratulations to the Year 2s and MAs who passed last month's NCTJ Court Reporting exam. We had an almost 100% pass rate with six people achieving grade A. Jemma Collins topped her own joint-best score by a CfJ student in an NCTJ law exam with 85%! Well done everybody.