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  • What bothers me about the Paris Brown saga   1 year 2 weeks ago

    Aaaaand after receving full support from Anne Barnes, just like any politician who receives full support, she has gone the very next day.

  • Please Help   1 year 2 weeks ago

    Georgia,

    I'm not clear which stage of the process you have reached. If you've finished editing your video, you need to export it as an flv file in order to upload it to the web site. In Adobe Premiere Elements, you do this by going to the 'Share' menu, select 'Computer' and then look for the Adobe Flash Video option. Select the web medium PAL widescreen option and then hit 'save'.

    This will export your finished file as an flv document.

    You can then upload this to the CfJ web site by going to 'create content', then 'create assignment' then 'Video Assignment'. Follow the instructions to fill in all the fields and upload your script and your flv video.

    Hope that helps. Email me if it doesn't.

    Ian

  • What bothers me about the Paris Brown saga   1 year 2 weeks ago

    The problem with the whole thing is that it was a charade played by Ann Barnes to gain popularity and PR. Inevitably it backfired.

    Putting a 17-year-old in such a position was always going to be ridiculous. If it wasn't for the Law sections of this course, I wouldn't have a clue how close some of the people I follow are to the line with breaking the law and I'm 22. A 17-year-old has very little chance.

    But, what I cannot understand is the decision to stick by the decision. It is not necessarily Paris who needs to resign, it is Ann Barnes who needs to question her decision to appoint a youth commisioner.

    I understand the gimmicky idea behind it all... a young person to be more inclusive, yackety yack, but lets be honest with ourselves, brutally honest, Paris in no way reflects the majority of today's teenagers. I cannot deny that there is underage drinking, but the majority of young people are actually not homophobic, violent or racist.

    The whole thing is stupid. Ann Barnes put the bait on the rod and the newspaper took it. But, what they should have done, especially the Mail, is put a lot more emphasis on the stupidity and crowing of Ann Barnes.

    On the point about sex and her being a girl. I think a guy would have treated similarly. Frankie Cocozza was certainly depicted quite badly for being frivolous from what I remember. (although the cocaine certainly didn't help!)

  • Interactive multimedia feature: Living With Ellis   1 year 3 weeks ago

    When you click the image it goes through to this link;

    http://centreforjournalism.co.uk/content/living-ellis

    Hopefully that works for you!

  • Interactive multimedia feature: Living With Ellis   1 year 3 weeks ago

    I pressed the image but it wouldn't do anything?

  • Why is the world of retail so shallow?   1 year 3 weeks ago

    It has definitely opened my eyes, that's for sure. 

  • Why is the world of retail so shallow?   1 year 3 weeks ago

    Can't remember if it's Hollister or Abercrombie and Fitch, but one of them also has a rep for burning the clothes they don't sell specifically instead of donating them, because poor people wearing them is "bad for the brand". You're well shot. 

  • Why is the world of retail so shallow?   1 year 3 weeks ago

    You've had a lucky escape.

    xxxxx

     

     

  • Four days in Beijing: Day One   1 year 3 weeks ago

    I'm actually in Shandong now, these blogs are running a bit behind where I actually am :P

    I'm really, really loving it. I'm learning Mandarin at the moment and everyone is so friendly and willing to help me out when I mess up.

    I'm going to visit traditional street in Jinan and try some street food there! Any other recommendations while I'm here?

    It's so different! But amazing. I'm having an absolutely wonderful time, haha! When do you get to go back home?

    倪浩!
    我是艾米丽
    认识你很高兴!
    汉语很不好

    :P

  • Four days in Beijing: Day One   1 year 3 weeks ago

     

    Be sure to try the Char Siu, Pekingkaoya, bubble tea and other street foods! Oh and try and see a Chinese opera show. Learn phrases such as Ni hao, xiexie, Ni hao ma etc and you'll find people are incredibly helpful and welcoming. Beijing is a wonderful city but I think you are pretty brave to tackle Beijing -on your own- as your first trip to Asia. When it comes to travelling in China you must keep an open mind (and a packet of tissues). It's a different world - don't look for the West in the East because you'll never find it there. Oh and beware- China follows it's own rules :p

    Aww... I feel homesick now!

    Hope you have a wonderful trip!!!!

  • Medwire story makes nationals (yet again)   1 year 4 weeks ago

    You're headed into a moral labyrinth there... this is also the paper that runs an occasional "block online porn" campaign alongside its rather fleshy online news agenda.

    Here's another twisted avenue to explore - a curious piece of research into the use of the phrase "all grown up" on the Mail Online

    A little bit creepy.

  • Medwire story makes nationals (yet again)   1 year 4 weeks ago

    And to top it off, it has made the Press Association Mediapoint Wire. Absolutely Brilliant!

  • Medwire story makes nationals (yet again)   1 year 4 weeks ago

    Good on you, Michelle. What all of our students could perhaps also take away is that the best way to get the byline you deserve and in the case of The Daily Mail some money, is to phone up the newsdesk on the one of the nationals and try to sell the story to them.

    Next time you turn up a salacious or otherwise jaw dropping story, get on the phone. I'm sure any of the staff will be happy to suggest how you could frame your pitch. Go on. The worst that can happen is you don't make a sale.

  • Medwire story makes nationals (yet again)   1 year 4 weeks ago

    Well done - shame the Mail didn't give credit where credit is due but that's the cut and thrust of journalism. It has happened to me countless times.

     

    Be interested in what people feel about the Mail juxtaposing this story next to their usual online smorgasbord of celebrity tittle-tattle featuring non-stories about personalties in some kind of state of undress...

    Paul

  • Medwire story makes nationals (yet again)   1 year 4 weeks ago

    What a cracking story! It thoroughly deserves to be leading national news websites. Don't let the byline bandits get you down either, this story is yours.

    Remember to keep copies of it - both your originals and the versions that are now springing up on news sites all over the web. They'll look impressive stapled to the back of your CV in a couple of years' time! 

  • Medwire story makes nationals (yet again)   1 year 4 weeks ago

    Well done Michelle, great story. You must be thrilled :D

  • Medwire story makes nationals (yet again)   1 year 4 weeks ago

    Honestly super super proud of you! It's a great story!

  • Medwire story makes nationals (yet again)   1 year 4 weeks ago

    so exciting!

  • Medwire story makes nationals (yet again)   1 year 4 weeks ago

    Well done Michelle! 

  • Kent Union Elections 2013   1 year 4 weeks ago

    Voting ends today at 5pm for the Kent Union elections. Make sure you vote using the above links. It's your chance to shape your union and make a difference.

  • Irish or not?   1 year 4 weeks ago

    You aren't. I too am proud to be both British and Irish. The thing you haven't mentioned is religion. And for this particular debate, that is a refreshing novelty. I too am all for people being allowed to define themselves any way they want. 

  • Medway's drag racing is decadent and depraved   1 year 5 weeks ago

    Thank you very much Paul. I owe a lot to Rob and Richard in this, because they pushed me to do the story and gave me some stellar advice. So thank you to them.

  • Medway's drag racing is decadent and depraved   1 year 5 weeks ago

    Very good, engaging and well-written piece.

  • If you're not going to classes, then what's the point?   1 year 5 weeks ago

    This is so true, why pay that much money if you're not going to make the effort?

  • Expensive alcohol will not be a deterrent   1 year 5 weeks ago

    Not to mention the fact that supermarkets will just start upping the 2 for 1 deals on alcohol to prevent a sale slump. 

    xxx