Update: another super-injunction we now can tell you about

Jan
29

As the Guardian is now reporting - and as much of the online world was already well aware this morning - the philandering swine with the powerful lawyers was that fine upstanding gentleman, Mr John Terry. Expect pages of detail in the News of the World this Sunday.

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BBC Director General to speak at Centre for Journalism

Jan
29

Mark ThompsonMark Thompson, the Director-General of the BBC, is to deliver the second Bob Friend Memorial Lecture at the Centre for Journalism in March.

At the same event one of our first year students will be awarded the Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship by Rob Kirk, Sky News's editorial development manager.

Both the lecture and scholarship were established in 2009 in a partnership between Sky News, the University of Kent and the Friend family, to provide a lasting memorial to the life and career of Bob Friend, who became the original face of Sky News after a long-standing career with the BBC.

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Another super-injunction we can't tell you about

Jan
29

Remember Trafigura? Recollect the Max Mosely case? Well this morning we learn that a Premier League footballer has won a new super injunction that prevents journalists writing about his affair with a team-mate’s girlfriend. The gagging order was granted by a High Court judge, Mr Justice Tugendhat, under human rights laws. I am not supposed to tell you that it exists. You can read a lot more about it in the Daily Mail.

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The Future Is Shiny: Emergence of Convergence [P.4]

Jan
28

I'm very excited to be typing this post: Apple have just unveiled their new tablet, the iPad! For those of you wondering why I didn't write this post sooner, waiting for this was the reason. In fact, I have to say I'm more excited about this one thing than I am over any of the other things I've discussed (or will discuss) in this series! Will the iPad really revolutionise the tablet industry or is it just a giant iPod touch?

And how could this save the news industry? 

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Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship - Important Notice for Year 1 Students

Jan
26

A briefing for all year 1 students will take place in the newsroom tomorrow, Wednesday, 27.01 at 13.00.  Tim, Ian and Richard will be available to explain the procedure for submission.  At 13.30 Alan McGuinness will talk about his experience as last  year's Scholar.

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Public Affairs Resits - 27 January

Jan
25

Year 2 resitters please note times of exams:

The exam room is G3-04.

Local Government starts at 12.00 be in exam room by 11.45

Central Government starts at 14.30 be in exam room by 14.15

Please note that with the increase of VAT the fee for these exams is now £38 each part.

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Caledonian Mercury

Jan
25

The Caledonian Mercury, Scotland's new online national newspaper, launched last night. It is written by a team consisting almost entirely of former Scotsman journalists. They are a superb bunch. I am going to pay particular attention to the foreign coverage. It is being edited by Andrew Macleod, who, as foreign editor of the Scotsman, was among the most creative and compassionate journalists it has been my privilege to work with.   

 

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Linking must have rules

Jan
25

This intriguing letter by Dominic Young, intellectual property director at News International,  in Media Guardian, says a great deal about the state of thinking about online news in a large news organisation. His analogy with the business model employed in conventional shops is very neat, and difficult  to dispute (unless you believe that all property is theft). 

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Eady to talk privacy at Kent conference

Jan
18

Sir David Eady will give the opening address to a privacy conference at the University of Kent next month. Arguably the most influential High court judge in matters involving the media, Eady has presided over numerous key privacy hearings, including those of Sir Max Moseley, singer Loreena McKennitt and, most recently, Tiger Woods. Such is his prominence that the Daily Mail has accused him of having a "virtual monopoly over all cases against the media, enabling him to bring in a privacy law by the back door".

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Welcome back

Jan
15

A big welcome to all our students returning to Kent and the Centre for Journalism for Spring Term 2010. We hope you had a fantastic festive season and that you are relaxed, refreshed and raring to learn.  See you at conference on Monday.   

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