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"Australia": will it work?

Nov
18

Australia appears to be struggling to boost its tourism industry, as it was announced on the BBC Radio4 Today Programme this morning that the country's tourism board is set to release an epic romance featuring two of the nation's most famous actors.

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Is John Sergeant Journalism's New Talent Magnet?

Nov
18

I am old enough to remember John Sergeant as a formidable political editor who knew his subject intimately and shared his wisdom generously. Nick Hopkins of the Guardian thinks he will be remembered for performances only slightly less agile than his microphone handling on the day Lady Thatcher failed to win the first round of the 1990 Conservative leadership ballot.

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Obama - revolution or deception?

Nov
18

"Sometimes I feel so happy,
Sometimes I feel so sad.
Sometimes I feel so happy,
But mostly you just make me mad."

Velvet Underground

It
was a moment many considered to be a sink or swim, do or die, vote or
perish moment - the election of 08. The legendary face-off between the
old, traditionalist, veteran, republican and the new, changelicious,
YES WE CAN, revolutionary. There hadn't been so much fuss over an
election since Kennedy (rightly and weirdly connected to Obama, again)

Posted By jaakpardi read more

I have been shot more times than I have been credited by the BBC

Nov
17

We talked a few weeks ago about how one Frontline News cameraman, Peter Jouvenal, failed to get the credit for his footage from the fall of Kabul and missed out on an Emmy award.

The other surviving Frontline founder member, Vaughan Smith, wrote this piece in today's Guardian on the same theme.

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This week's web editor is...

Nov
17

I forgot to draw the new web editor in this morning's lecture, so I can now exclusively reveal that the Random Gods of Journalism have chosen...

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Anelka Double Caps Chelsea Stroll

Nov
15

Nicolas Anelka continued his hot streak of form by scoring twice in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over West Brom this evening, a result that sends the West London side to the top of the Barclay's Premier League table.

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Live Premier League football - West Brom v Chelsea

Nov
15

Premier League:

West Brom 0-3 Chelsea (17.30pm): The Hawthorns FULL-TIME

                        Bosingwa 34

                        Anelka 38, 45+1

West Brom: Carson; Zuiverloon, Meite (Donk 67), Olsson, Robinson; Koren, Morrison (Texeira 57), Greening, Valero; Miller, Bednar (Kim 46).

Subs: Kiely, Cech, Brunt, Kim, Moore, Texeira, Donk.

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Live Premier League football - Bolton v Liverpool

Nov
15

Premier League:

Bolton 0-2 Liverpool (12.45pm): Reebok Stadium. FULL-TIME

                 Kuyt 27

                 Gerrard 74 

Bolton: Jaaskelainen; Steinsson, Cahill, O'Brien, Samuel; Taylor (Smolarek 84), Nolan, Muamba (Gardner 46), McCann; Elmander, Davies.

Subs: Al Habsi, Smolarek, Gardner, Helguson, Shittu, Basham, Odebayi.

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The Schizophrenic Tendencies of Didier Drogba

Nov
14

The passage of time from Didier Drogba’s opening goal in the Carling Cup game against Burnley, and the resumption of play afterwards, summed up the Ivorian’s character and temperament in a nutshell.

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Max Mosley Strikes Back

Nov
13

Paul Dacre had his say at the Society of Editors Conference. Now Max Mosley, the man whose sex life Mr Dacre considers a legitimate topic for newspaper reporting and condemnation, has retaliated in the Guardian. Does Max have a point?

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