Author Archives: Gaz Corfield

About Gaz Corfield

B2B reporter, editor, potential entrepreneur, consumer of quality beers.

Introduction

Hello. You’ve probably got here by googling my name. I am a London journalist, at present a sub-editor on enterprise IT news website The Register. You can read more about my professional doings on the “about” page. I set this … Continue reading

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Why local news is dying out: ad rates

Every day we see more depressing headlines about how local newspapers are dying out. More and more dailies are turning into weeklies, more and more weeklies are closing down, and more and more communities are being left without local news … Continue reading

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What I should have said!

I’ll start this post by apologising to City University’s journalism students, who turned up to a 6pm lecture expecting to find yours truly on a panel with 3 other experienced journalists talking about how to break into journalism. Instead, I … Continue reading

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The West Londoner

Very brief post. I am the editor of The West Londoner, the hit news site that had 1 million page views in one day. I’m shattered, but I’ve also updated the “Gaz elsewhere” page to include some of the coverage … Continue reading

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Journalism defined – in law

I came across this whilst reading Autonomous Mind’s interesting piece about BBC secrecy regarding complaints about climate change coverage. If you look at page 4 of the Scribd document with the email from the Information Commissioner, you’ll find part of … Continue reading

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A byline!

Opinion piece by yours truly about tuition fees for the Uxbridge Gazette available on their website. Please comment over there! In other news, I’m now applying for jobs. Lots of jobs. If any kind soul out there has any advice … Continue reading

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Real reporting – theory meets practice

A couple of weeks ago I was putting the finishing touches to my final edition of Le Nurb, the Brunel University student rag. It was about half six in the evening when suddenly my phone went off. My MA course … Continue reading

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Video for online – too much of a niche market?

‘Video for online’ is one of the NCTJ modules that my university’s chosen to make compulsory for us. Apart from giving us an excellent opportunity to bugger about with professional-level kit (just how far can you zoom in on someone’s … Continue reading

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Local news reporting – no thanks

(note: this post was written some 36 hours before one of my NCTJ* exams. Therefore, my feelings towards the NCTJ and local news reporting in general are, at this moment in time, less than charitable) Drudgery is something nobody wants … Continue reading

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Why the thought of court reporting terrifies me

I’m no coward. I’ve been on the wrong end of a deer hunt in Scotland (navigational errors on an Outward Bound course), had to cut short a visit to family due to a Tamil Tiger incursion in the neighbourhood (back … Continue reading

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