Student sports journalists: your chance to shine

Dec
09

The David Welch Student Sports Writer of the Year competition is now open for entries. Named after the late sports editor of the Daily Telegraph - who nurtured the careers of many star sports journalists - the competition is open to any students in full-time education between the ages of 16 and 25.

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Power Without Responsibility Presentations

Dec
09

Reports and grades for the seminar presentations for Power Without Responsibility (JN500) are available from Geoff's office. Please collect before the submission of your essays on Friday.

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Extra reporter in fiction class

Dec
04

Because you all love the class so much and because we missed one due to a recent newsday, I am putting on an extra reporter in fiction class Monday December 9, 2 - 3 in G2-03. Alert students will see this is the same room as we normally have. We will have a short (10 min) break at 3.00 as too much literature and poetry can be overwhelming.

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Guardian experiments with a "robot generated newspaper"

Dec
04

The Guardian is at one of it's projects again, and this time it's produced a newspaper, The Good Long Read, from a computer algorrithm. 

The computer programme sifts through all of The Guardian stories of the past seven days, kicking out all the one which are too short or just based on multimedia. The editor can then make their choice of the pieces to put in.

The layout process is also simplified and the printers have no minimum order length - you can order as little as one. 

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Research Seminar Presentation

Dec
02

Our next research seminar presentation will feature Dr Colleen Cotter from Queen Mary University of London. Colleen's talk is titled "Language Standards and Standard Language: Looking at social context and journalistic practice." She will be talking about updates in the AP stylebook and the compexities of reporting on 'diversity' and bilingualism. Colleen is the author of "News Talk: Investigating the Language of Journalism" (Cambridge University Press).

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Free journalism ebook

Nov
28

One final post (probably) about the NCTJ conference... It was also used to promote a new ebook on the state of the journalism industry and the issues faced by modern reporters, Journalism: New Challenges.
It has been produced by Bournemouth University and is available to download for free at http://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/cjcr/publications/journalism-new-cha... as either an ebook, PDF or to view online.

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NCTJ Skills Conference: what we learned

Nov
28

A more considered overview of the NCTJ Skills Conference than the brief burst of words I managed to fire off from my iPad while waiting for a bus in Bournemouth earlier...

1. Embrace social media, but don't rely on it

Peter Bale, Vice President of CNN International Digital, told students to build an online profile and earn trust by being a consistent sharer of reliable, good quality information. He said newsroom recruits are now expected to be Twitter-literate (Twitterate?).

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NCTJ Skills Conference

Nov
28

Reporters are being forced to abandon ethical news gathering methods as a direct result of the Leveson inquiry, according to Guardian crime correspondent Sandra Laville.
She made an impassioned plea for journalists to be brave and to trust their own personal integrity during the final session of the NCTJ Skills Conference in Bournemouth.
Young journalists were warned not to slavishly follow rules and accept authority.

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Year 1 Shorthand Thursday 28 November

Nov
27

Tomorrow's year 1 shorthand classes will be combined into one group with Margaret in G3-03.

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Research seminar tomorrow

Nov
26

Don't forget that Professor Tim Luckhurst is presenting his paper, "Historicizing Newspapers in Crisis," in our research seminar series tomorrow at 1pm in the main newsroom.

All staff and students are welcome. Hope to see you there. 

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