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Booze-fuelled bollard bashers disgrace Medway campus

Oct
09

 

Universities at Medway may lack nightlife, but three students from the campus entertained themselves on a drunken night, by charging at bollards and getting arrested.

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The Economic chill that put Capitalism in the Deep Freeze

Oct
09

The lead package on Channel 4 News tonight was exquisite. It started with a coruscating tease (the hospice for sick children that has lost a fortune in an Icelandic bank) and moved on through sharp writing, succulent graphics and lancing interviews.

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Max dismisses multiskilling

Oct
09

Not everyone is an enthusiast of journalists delivering their content to multiple media platforms.  One of Britain's most respected print editors and journalists, Sir Max Hastings, likened the multiskilling reporter to a chef taking the order, cooking the meal and waiting on tables, reports former Press Gazette deputy editor Jon Slattery in his new journalism blog.

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Parliamentary Whips

Oct
09

Here is a basic guide to what whips do in the British parliamentary system. Please read it. You really need to know about this.  This additional link leads you to more information.  

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Major daily newspapers.

Oct
08

Can anyone help me in regard to which newspapers support which political parties? I'm having a little trouble for the reporting assignment and would appreciate someone explaining the background of; The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Sun and The Independent. Cheers.

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Moral Hazard

Oct
08

Amid collapsing banks, yo-yoing share prices and widespread insecurity it is natural to look for a culprit. The difficult bit is choosing the villain. Did the banks - particularly the de-mutualised building societies - completely lose touch with reality in their hunger to expand market share? Should their senior executives shoulder all the blame, or is there such a thing as political responsibility?

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Croydon or Coventry: Iceland's new dilemma

Oct
07

Iceland: which is worse, Croydon or Coventry?

You would have thought Iceland's woes were already bad enough. With the krona plunging more than 30 per cent in value in one day, its main banks teetering on the brink of disaster and residents of the once-lauded ‘Arctic Tiger' experiencing one of the worst ‘morning after the night befores' imaginable, they are now faced with a terrible attack of identity crisis.

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Liverpool Echo's news geotagging experiment

Oct
07

Liverpool Echo mapThe Liverpool Echo has a cool experiment on its web site that's worth a look. Although there are several big papers in the US with advanced projects along these lines, this one of the first efforts by a daily UK newspaper at mapping news stories to help readers easily identify the ones that are most geographically pertinent to them. It's very slow to load, but does see to work.

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Another new dawn for epaper

Oct
07

Cruise Minority ReportCentre for Journalism undergrads may remember that snippet from the Tom Cruise film Minority Report that I showed them in week one's first lecture. Cruise is a cop on the run from his own police force in the year 2054 and jumps on a tube train. The guy sitting opposite is reading a copy of USA Today, whose splash suddenly updates in front of his eyes to reveal the Cop On the Run story, complete with pictures of the fugitive...

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