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Journalism, Studying Journalism, Doing Well in Everything - Somehow

Apr
04

I must remember
Not to say something that ruffles any feathers
Not to give any look that shakes any heart
Not to take a route, which is a detour
Not to write a line, which causes offence
I must remember that
The days and daytime are all happy
Everything is okay and fine
It’s only my heart, which is not actually a heart

Posted By Kourosh Ziabari read more

How 'Strong' Female Protagonists Ruin Good Fiction

Apr
04

                As someone who watches a less than responsible amount of TV and movies, I’m more than a bit familiar with the clichés common across the medium. The one that I find most irritating, however, and have seen become especially common, is the ‘strong female protagonist’ or, more accurately, the Mary Sue.

Posted By Max Pearson read more

Student journalism: teaching vs on the job

Apr
04

Learning to be a journalist while a student is an interesting affair for many. Some take to it by writing for student papers as I did, perhaps maintaining a blog throughout or studies, or you chose to take the route we here at the Centre for Journalism did and decided to let someone teach us what we are supposed to know rather than muddling through by trial and error. There may well be a thousand different approaches to learning the profession, all with their own benefits and pitfalls. One thing is certainly true though, it was never going to be a stress-free endeavour.

Posted By Ruby Lyle read more

Never give up

Apr
04

Okay, some people may cringe at this blog post, but when you're in a reflective mood and have to write something, this is what happens.

Posted By Chloe Pizzey read more

Looking for volunteers for a new sound project!

Apr
03

If you're staying in Medway over Easter break, I am looking for 10-12 contributors to help test out a new social platform that is trying to make sound social.

CfJ's soundboard will be a collection of ideas and thoughts on the news of the day with students, lecturers etc. SkyNews is already using this new platform very effectively and we have been invited to be one of the first publishers!

Interested? Email Laura at lauris dot garcia at gmail dot com. 

Posted By Laura Garcia read more

Surviving Deadline Week: A Guide for Journalism undergrads

Apr
03

I’m not completely comfortable that this can be read by all my lecturers because it confirms what I’m sure they already gossip about: most of us leave our work to the last minute…case in point, this blog post.

I’m sure I could have picked a fascinating social issue or amusing personal anecdote to comment on but right now, it’s late, I’m tired and in years to come, this post will be evidence to any future employers that I can do a sequence of B+ work in such a short time which after all, is what being at university is really about.

Posted By Joe Brophy read more

Home Sweet Home

Apr
01

“Yebo.” Most people don’t notice it right away, but yebo is my constant response to anyone who is trying to get my attention. For future reference, it’s a Zulu word and it has the wonderful dual meaning of hello and yes.  

This a rambling sort of post, but today I decided to do something slightly different and actually talk about myself. Or to be more exact I have decided to talk about my home.

Posted By Siobhan Neave read more

My relationship with chocolate

Mar
31

It was my birthday last week. I won't bore you with the details. I'm only 25.

Posted By Pape Gueye read more

Canterbury council have special meeting to decide fate of Heritage Museum

Mar
30

The Poor Priest's Hospital on Stour St, where the Canterbury Heritage Museum is located, has experienced decreased footfall year on year. In order to respond to this, Canterbury City Council asked the public about proposals to revitalise the building. On Wendesday 29th March, I went down to see their final decision as well as hear out some of the arguments for and against the proposal. For information on what was said at the meeting, check out my twitter @PMGueye for a summary of the evening.

Posted By Pape Gueye read more

Keith S - Broadcasting Ambivalence: South Africa’s Radio RSA on African Independence and Udi in Rhodesia

Mar
30

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01439685.2017.1300408

 

Study of South African radio propaganda at the time of the independence of Africazn states and UDI in Rhodesia.

Posted By Keith Somerville read more

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