The times we live in are, by far, the greatest in history for information and data. To be able to connect to a comprehensive database of human knowledge, theories and services with a couple of clicks and keystrokes is an immense privilege that we cannot begin to fully appreciate. With access to the internet now in handheld form, the human species is well on its way to becoming a technologically-driven race which, for better or worse, would see more information than someone 500 years ago would only dream of seeing in five life-times.
The New Zealand terrorist attack that happened earlier this month has left a bitter taste in everyone’s life. The official number of deaths has risen to 50 people and 36 remain hospitalized, including 9 people in critical condition. The shooter was identified as 28-year-old Australian citizen Brenton Harrison Tarrant, and has been charged with mass murder.
Project deadline days are legendary at the Centre for Journalism.
Tears, tantrums, tales of woe - and the wild staring eyes of students who haven't been to sleep for more than 24 hours - are reliable indicators that the submission of this all important piece of work is imminent.
And each year, the academic staff grab whispered conversations in the corridor to compare notes about some of the amazing work that is nearing completion.
So yesterday, as the clock ticked down towards 5pm, we decided to capture at least some of the mania with a time-lapse camera in the Year 3 newsroom.
A couple of reminders for all CfJ students:
Postgrads and Year 1 and 2 undergrads: don't forget to post your second term blog posts on the site - by the end of Sunday (April 7th) please.
Postgrads and Year 2 and 3 undergrads: you MUST have signed up for any of the May NCTJ exams you are planning to take by the end of today. Sign-up sheets are on the noticeboard by the main newsroom. Email me or come and find me if you're not sure where you are with your NCTJ credits.