Gaddafi: A Fair Trial?


In Libya, a Mr Gaddafi has finally been captured, and now the African country’s new government must decide how to deal with the son of the hated former dictator.

Saif al-Islam was Colonel Gaddafi’s “favourite son”, and like every criminal that has been captured, he has the right to a fair trial. But, in an unstable, vengeful nation, is that what he will receive?

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Christmas Party Crisis


The Centre for Journalism has traditionally arranged a Christmas Party for staff and students.  In recent weeks CfJ nerve centre - a.k.a. the excellent Mrs Anastasia Bakowski - has been striving to identify an appropriate venue in which to hold an event this year. Sadly, her strenuous efforts have not met with success. We might blame the Eurozone crisis, the Chancellor of the Exchequer or the Staypuft Marshmallow Man, but the harsh reality is that venues we have hired in previous years have raised their prices to levels the Centre cannot afford. If anyone knows of a local venue that might accept our custom and not charge a huge sum (i.e. more than £1 per bottle) for corkage, then the Centre will, as in previous years, gladly supply some wine. If not we will keep what little spare money we have to contribute to a party for 2012 graduates. Ideas to [email protected]  and  [email protected]   

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Centre for Journalism Topline is up and running!


Please take a look at our amazing webite! We have a newsday today and need as many hits as possible.

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The Leveson Inquiry and press ethics


I am watching the Leveson Inquiry and as I type the McCann's are giving evidence.

The press it seems had no ethics or morals when it came to this case - they have broken defamation and contempt laws repeatedly, misinformed the public constantly, clearly invaded the McCann's privacy and even fabricated stories. For what end? Profit and circulation? Tabloid competition? 

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The cost of being young


Wednesday 16 November was another blow for young people everywhere, and it wasn’t to do with university fees.

 Officially one million young people cannot find a job.

 To add to the fact that jobs are sparse and competition is fierce. At Bluewater shopping centre, Kent, John Lewis posted 240 Christmas jobs, a nice bonus in the current economic climate.

 There is just one problem… 2,000 people applied.

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Should we remember fallen journalists like we remember fallen soldiers?


Quite an interesting article about the nature of Journalism today - there is a list of all the Journalists who are known to have died this year while doing their job. It actually shocked me that there are so many. 

I'm not sure journalists should be thanked for the roles they play, but I think there is definitely an argument for recognising the risks they take and remembering those who have lost their lives in the fight for gathering and distributing information.

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Year 2 TV bulletins November 2011


These are the bulletins broadcast by second year undergraduate students on Thursday 10 November, complete with cheesy title sequences.

Use as Showcase?: 
Don't promote to showcase
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Prophets of destruction


Anyone who passionately feels they want to become a 'conflict reporter' should seriously read this article about a forthcoming film documentary "Under Fire" on the subject of war reporting and the psychological effects it has on those at the Front-Line.

It states that "Only 2 journalists were killed covering World War 1. Almost 900 have been killed in the past two decades."

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How Europe really works


Larry Elliot, economics editor of The Guardian, has penned a fascinating column identifying the members of the cabal he claims is now running the EU. With the exceptions of Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, none of them has an electoral mandate.

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Take a bow...


Getting your first byline is a Champagne moment for any journalist - so celebrations are in order for our Qandeel Warrich, Laura Garcia and Lizzie Massey who had their feature about a cancer survivor who sailed around the UK to raise awareness about bone marrow donation published by KentOnline today. It's a great example of how to sniff out a story and turn it into a compelling narrative. Brilliant work.

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