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Down and Out in Ulaanbaatar - Part 2

Oct
16

Down and Out in Ulaanbaatar — Part 2

 

This is a true story.

 

The events depicted in this account took place in Mongolia in 2014.

 

At the request of my sources, their names have been changed or omitted.

 

Out of respect for my colleagues, the rest has been told exactly as I remember it.

Posted By Oscar Olesen read more

Should we bring back The Medwire?

Oct
13

Wagwan, fam.

I just wrote that to attract attention, I don't know what it actually means.

I was recently passed down the ashes of what was formerly known as 'The Medwire', the independent student magazine for the Medway campus, and wasn't entirely sure what to do.

I know there are some second years interested in relaunching and rebranding as a news website (perhaps with a online video component too?), as this is cheaper and more manageable (no stressful monthly deadlines), and I spoke to the first years this morning.

Posted By Alfie Tobutt read more

On Nationalism and the Intolerance Around Brexit

Oct
12

Quite recently the issue of national identity was raised in my class.

Now as someone who takes a great deal of pride in my British nationality, my beliefs tend to cause a bit of a stir whenever I voice them (for reasons I will soon get into) and as a result I’m no stranger to the usual myriad of offense taking and name-calling that usually goes on in these kinds of discussions.

Posted By Max Pearson read more

One Mississippi, two Mississippi, three Mississippi: Modern day racism in the Deep South

Oct
12

           

In late August I was in Natchez, Mississippi, an overnight stop between Memphis and New Orleans, at the end of a three week road trip across some of the Southern US states. My family and I returned from dinner to a mostly vacant hotel, entering through the bar, where a large group of African-American people celebrating some occasion sat around a table enjoying their evening. Tired from a day of driving, I went straight up to bed. However, my 70-year-old grandfather, a fan of the three Ws (whisky, Westerns and Willie Nelson) and on his first real overseas holiday stayed at the bar to indulge in a nightcap.

 

Posted By Alfie Tobutt read more

Voxpops, links, and approaching strangers outside Asda

Oct
08

I entitled my last post, 'thrown in the not so deep end'. Well, it turns out that the pool is actually quite deep! Here I am, after ten course days, feeling as though I've packed a whole undergraduate year's worth of learning into that short time, and yet I've remembered nearly everything. I think most others feel the same way. We've only had ten days of shorthand instruction, and we can all now write basic sentences. What an exclusive skill to have, an alien code that only someone who is 'one of us' can read!

Posted By Harry Howard read more

It's newsday time! Follow Kent Echo News

Oct
06

It's that time of year again for our third year students to run their own publication. This time around they are producing a 24 page newspaper and running a website alongside it. Read their coverage on the Kent Echo News website or follow them on Twitter @KentEchoNews, Facebook or on Instagram @KentEchoNews

You can also get an exclusive behind the scenes peek into their newsroom by watching the video below.

Posted By Laura Garcia read more

How I became obsessed with a BNP parliamentary candidate

Oct
05

Before the 2017 general election, my girlfriend’s Dad and I were explaining to her the basics of political elections. The Essex county council elections were coming up and we were looking at the candidates for our ward. One of the BNP candidates was a man called Paul Borg, who lived about a 5 minute drive away from me. Not much was said about him at the time apart from his ridiculous name. The local elections came and went and my ward produced both a Conservative councillor and a Labour councillor. Paul Borg was unsuccessful in his efforts.

Posted By Brad Gray read more

Join us for an interesting chat on data visualisation

Oct
05

Chris Applegate, who works in data visualisation at Buzzfeed UK is coming to give a chat about working with data, interactive storytelling and visualisation. Come join us in the main newsroom at 1pm.He helped to develop this incredible story about the 7/7 bombings and many more. 

Posted By Laura Garcia read more

Important message - Year 2s

Oct
05

All Year 2s NOT going on the court visit tomorrow please note there will be NO NCTJ law session. We will resume next Friday.  

Posted By Sarah Fuller read more

Study of British media coverage of Cecil the Lion

Oct
04
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