Fisk faces backlash for criticising war reporters

Mar
06

Robert Fisk has attacked coverage of events in Syria, saying 'There's something faintly colonialist about all this'. He claims:

- That the "heroic myth" of the war correspondent has pervaded the public's consciousness to such an extent that journalists sent to cover conflicts now regard themselves as more important than the people on whom they are reporting.

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CfJ contributions galore in the British Journalism Review

Mar
06

Centre for Journalism students and staff have practically taken over the current issue of the British Journalism Review, one of the most prestigious journals in the field. It features a piece by broadcast journalism lecturer Richard Pendry on the training of journalists in the former Soviet state of Georgia, and bylined contributions from no fewer than four of our students in a piece about the future of the industry. Congratulations to postgrad Laura Garcia, and to undergrads Alister Houghton, Tania Steere and Sam Thompson for having their pieces published.

The issue also includes a terrific piece by Sky News's Alex Crawford, who gave the Bob Friend Memorial Lecture at the centre last month.

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Guardian's three little pigs advert: an instant classic

Mar
03

I've just seen the Guardian's new TV advert for the first time. It's superb.

 

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CFJ Topline Goes LIVE

Mar
02

Year 3 online news day. Please visit our  website for the latest news, Including an exclusive interview with England Rugby Star Manu Tuilagi.

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James Murdoch's resignation: killing two birds with one stone?

Feb
29

James Murdoch’s resignation from News International is perhaps a rather effective way of killing two birds with one stone.

In the ever continuing midst of last summer’s phone hacking scandal, the reputation of the company has failed to recover. It’s been just six months since the closure of leading title News of the World and daily hearings at the Leveson Inquiry never fail to keep the flame of accusations alive. It was only this week that speculations arose about the launch date of Murdoch’s new titles the Sun on Sunday; hurried to get on the shelves before a spate of high profile witnesses.

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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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