Category Archives: Journalism

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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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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Working for the ‘Evil Empire’

I had a real stroke of luck the other day. The MA course I’m on has been running for a few years now, and the majority of graduates have worked their way quite firmly into the industry. One of these … Continue reading

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The future of UK journalism?

It’s interesting to look at all the doom-and-gloom predictions for the traditional British print media. Political Betting has an interesting post featuring the Audit Bureau of Circulations’ figures for the major UK daily newspapers. If you follow the discussion in … Continue reading

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