Alex Crawford: women reporters are essential to foreign news coverage

Feb
22

“Female reporters are essential” to foreign reporting. That was the message from award-winning journalist Alex Crawford, as she delivered the Bob Friend Memorial Lecture at the Centre for Journalism last night.

Crawford said: “Egypt was and is a dangerous place for reporters whether you are male or female. The whole of the coverage of the Arab Spring has been incredibly dangerous for all of us." 

Crawford added "but should that be an argument for not sending woman reporters to Egypt – or any front line? Of course not.”

Her impassioned  argument is given more significance this morning by the news of the death of Marie Colvin, another multiple-award-winning journalist, in Syria.

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Overdue Kit. Final deadline.

Feb
20

All overdue equipment must be returned today with the required penalty. Non- compliance will result in an additional repeat penalty and suspension of the priviledge to borrow equipment .

No exceptions will be made under any circumstances. Do not ask for them.

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Is greed good?

Feb
17

I wrote a story last week on Facebook Inc, now a publically traded company, who decided to steam roll further down the corporate pathway by offering their senior executives bonuses of up to 45 per cent of their base salary.

CEO of the $75bn company, Mark Zuckerberg, is currently on an annual income of $500,000 and the initial public offering announced last week should give Facebook Inc a further $5 billion in stock market investment.

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KIT RECALL - ALL OVERDUE KIT TO BE RETURNED IMMEDIATELY

Feb
17

We have an EDIROL shortage due to the non-return of overdue kit. This is a big problem for students who need an edirol today and this weekend for assignments.

ALL overdue kit must be returned today (friday). Kit that is returned late will be subject to a fine (£5) and repeat offenders will lose the right to take out gear for a period of time.

NO exceptions will be made.

STUDENTS ARE REMINDED THAT IS IS UNACCEPTABLE TO LOAN/BORROW KIT FROM OTHERS.

 

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Year 1 and 2 print news day - Thursday, February 9

Feb
06

Here are the teams for the print news day on Thursday for years one and two. Ian and myself will be joint editors of the two newspapers, but each edition will have its own news editor and production editor. We'll hold a briefing at the end of Wednesday's conference, so please come along armed with story ideas.

Each team will produce a 16-page newspaper, based on The Times.

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Jemma Collins, 2012 Sky Bob Friend Memorial Scholar

Feb
01

Huge congratulations to Jemma Collins, winner of the 2012 Sky Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship. It is a major achievement and I know everyone in the Centre will join me in expressing our pride in Jemma's succcess. We will, of course, have the opportunity to celebrate together at Alex Crawford's Bob Friend Memorial Lecture on 21 February at which Jemma will receive her award from Rob Kirk, head of editorial development at Sky News. Very many thanks also to the four excellent runners up, Lydia Deichmann, Sam Thompson, Bill Topping and Kieran Watkins. This year's entries were particularly good and competition was intense. Members of the interview panel were immensely impressed by all the shortlisted students. We are proud of you.   

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The Death of the Party-Hard Student

Jan
30

Those of us who study at the CFJ know how intense and challenging this course is, and the amount of time and work it requires. Today, Richard Garner, the Indy's education editor, wrote a piece about how the 'party-hard' student is dying, as more and more take up full-time jobs whilst studying. Garner's piece inspired me to blog: I am one of those students he talks about. I come in for university and work 30 hours a week as the manager of a leisure centre.

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MA TV news days

Jan
30

It seems people are confused about when we are doing our next MA TV news afternoon. 

There are two more coming up, on 8 and 15 February. 

Sorry if I confused you.

Richard 

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Shortlist for the 2012 Sky Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship

Jan
30

 

Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal in the competition for the 2012 Sky Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship. The entries were of an exceptionally high standard, so choosing the candidates to go forward to the next stage was harder than ever. However, after very careful scrutiny and discussion, I am pleased to announce that we were able to reach a unanimous decision. Huge congratulations to: Jemma Collins, Lydia Deichmann, Sam Thompson, William Topping and Kieran Watkins. Each of you will sit the test and meet the interview panel on Wednesday. Ian and I will speak to you about how to prepare. Sincere commiserations to all the candidates who did not make the shortlist.  When the process is over we will be happy to offer detailed feedback. I can only repeat that the standard was extremely high this year. The Centre is proud of you.  

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Live ‘hackgate’ debate to mark launch of new book on the state of British journalism

Jan
30

Coventry University is inviting the public to join a panel of prominent media figures for a no-holds-barred debate on the state of British journalism following the phone hacking scandal.
As the Leveson Inquiry continues to investigate the culture, practice and ethics of the UK press, this unique event – which will take place at Coventry University’s London Campus on Tuesday 7th February – brings together a host of journalists and media activists to discuss the controversy and answer questions from the audience.

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