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.
Here are the teams for the District Challenge - I'm looking for five pages of strong, original local news from your towns. The stories you find can be used in your assessed portfolios, which are due at the end of the year.
The deadline for the challenge is noon on Tuesday, March 12.
For the adventurous, I will put an InDesign template into the module notes for week 21. Pretty papers would be a bonus, but I really want to see good news judgement and story placement.
Thursday's session will focus on news gathering on a patch, which will also be vital during your KM work experience.
News editor: Jasmin
Jade, Katie, Cian, Cecily, Nathalie, Stine
News editor: Dan
Amy, George, Helen, Uzoma, Michelle, Sanam, Zeynep
News editor: Ola
Paige, Alex, Victoria, Clara, Nageen, Sophie