If the events in Ukraine are to appear as more than a series of disconnected events, you really must take the long view. So if you want to understand why it looked last night as though war was about to break out in the Crimea, perhaps take a look at this piece of analysis by Stratfor. It's a company that focuses on geography and history to explain what is happening in the world. Stratfor makes its money by signing up paying subscribers, but makes some of its work freely available. The book from which this is taken, The next hundred years, is also worth reading.
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