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Newspapers During world War II

Nov
25

For a very brief introduction to popular newspaper coverage of WWII - including the films that were box office favourites during the Blitz and details of how Blackpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers competed with Arsenal and Everton in the League Championship - follow this link to the site I mentioned in our seminar. You will find out which newspaper asked "What would have happened if Hitler had married Mae West?"

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The Gods of Journalism have chosen again

Nov
25

The Gods of Journalism are vengeful and mysterious.  So today we must offer them a new sacrifice in the form of a fresh editor for the Centre for Journalism web site. In the time-honoured way, they have this morning revealed to me the name of the candidate they wish to be delivered to their altar...

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Environment threat posed by Sheppey airport

Nov
24

Plans for a Thames Estuary airport by London mayor and Conservative MP, Boris Johnson, are to be challenged by Medway councillors.

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What is the world coming to?

Nov
24

When someone gives their opinion on a subject it is exactly that and can't really be wrong. Giles Coren, a writer for The Times however, is a twat and his opinion is wrong. Let me explain myself.

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We Saw Spain Die

Nov
24

I had a chance to read Paul Preston's We Saw Spain Die over the weekend.  It is excellent and very relevant to your History of Journalism essay topic. I have put my personal copy in the newsroom. Feel free to use it but NOT to remove it.  I have ordered an additional copy. When it arrives I will put it in the same place on the same basis i.e. newsroom use only. It is available only in hardback at the moment and costs £20 at Waterstones and a little less on Amazon.  

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Tone deaf Diana wails yet wows

Nov
23

Many thought Jon Anderson, Morrissey, Patrick Stump and Susanna Hoffs were bad - and they weren't even competing on a talent show. They were just performing to their abilities (or lack of them) for the joy of it.

Now it seems people like singer Diana Vickers, via a highly commercial enterprise, are succeeding through image and "originality" instead. Not that many celebrities don't, because that is there role. But, the realisation that talent is being utterly destroyed by entertainment is grossly apparent.

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Uncomfortable Home Truths Begin to Surface for Scolari

Nov
22

A quick glance at the 0-0 score line gives the impression that this game was a closely fought affair; It was anything but. Chelsea created a whole host of chances but again looked lacking in ideas at home, a worrying trend that is growing more noticeable as the season progresses.

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World Champions just too strong for England

Nov
22

England 6 – 42 South Africa

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Is she right for the job?

Nov
21

Times columnist Bronwen Maddox has stated that she does not think Hillary Clinton would be Obama's best option for the US Secretary of State, as he would never be able to get rid of her.

Clinton's knowledge of foreign policy and her ability to perform in the position are not what is being called into question in this case, rather the problem is that the pair have very different views and although her experience as a Senator in New York makes her more than capable, she would not actually assist Obama as president.

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Art and Africa

Nov
20

Kat was complaining (again!) because the blogs are a bit slow this week. I thought I’d be a doll and punch this out… Hopefully I’ll get so engrossed in it that I’ll forget just how frozen my feet are and how much the mold on my wall is spreading in this adorable student housing. (Insert sympathy here)

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