Tanya Gold's take on the royal family's ability to project an impression of thrift while spending vast sums of public money is, in my humble republican opinion, the most entertaining published response to the appeal court's ruling that Prince Charles's correspondence with Tony Blair's cabinet should be published. The Guardian's leader on the topic of the so-called 'black spider' memos is also a stimulating read. I suspect the attorney general has a real fight on his hands. His argument appears to be that we must not know what Prince Charles's most passionate political opinions are because he is not supposed to have political opinions, and that his correspondence must therefore be suppressed because it might compromise the public's impression of his political neutrality. Convoluted or simply deluded? You choose.
I'm delighted to be able to confirm that students studying for the MA in Multimedia Journalism in 2014/15 will be eligible to apply for a postgraduate bursary funded by the Stationers' Foundation. The foundation is the charitable arm of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers which has been involved in the training and education of entrants to the printing and publishing industries since 1557. The award, which is worth £6,000 plus support and mentoring, will be made on the basis of financial need and academic potential. The Centre for Journalism is proud to be associated with the Stationers' Foundation and to be able to offer this valuable bursary.
Further details of all funding opportunties for Centre for Journalism students are available here.