Room for Improvement at Medway - Survey

Oct
09

Almost half of students surveyed thought the University's nightlife was bad, but that didn't stop three first-year students from being arrested outside the Medway campus on Monday night - for charging into bollards.

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Parliamentary Whips

Oct
09

Here is a basic guide to what whips do in the British parliamentary system. Please read it. You really need to know about this.  This additional link leads you to more information.  

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Moral Hazard

Oct
08

Amid collapsing banks, yo-yoing share prices and widespread insecurity it is natural to look for a culprit. The difficult bit is choosing the villain. Did the banks - particularly the de-mutualised building societies - completely lose touch with reality in their hunger to expand market share? Should their senior executives shoulder all the blame, or is there such a thing as political responsibility?

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Croydon or Coventry: Iceland's new dilemma

Oct
07

Iceland: which is worse, Croydon or Coventry?

You would have thought Iceland's woes were already bad enough. With the krona plunging more than 30 per cent in value in one day, its main banks teetering on the brink of disaster and residents of the once-lauded ‘Arctic Tiger' experiencing one of the worst ‘morning after the night befores' imaginable, they are now faced with a terrible attack of identity crisis.

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Another new dawn for epaper

Oct
07

Cruise Minority ReportCentre for Journalism undergrads may remember that snippet from the Tom Cruise film Minority Report that I showed them in week one's first lecture. Cruise is a cop on the run from his own police force in the year 2054 and jumps on a tube train. The guy sitting opposite is reading a copy of USA Today, whose splash suddenly updates in front of his eyes to reveal the Cop On the Run story, complete with pictures of the fugitive...

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First steps in video

Oct
02

welcome video screengrabDuring Welcome Week, we sent our first year students out with Canon HV30 video cameras and radio microphones to interview each other as an ice-breaking exercise. Today, they used that footage as a demonstration of how to digitise footage from the camera, make a simple cut in Premiere Elements, compress the output file and upload the resulting clip of a minute or so to the centreforjournalism site.

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Liberty, Equality, Bankruptcy

Oct
02

Two contrasting stories from France this morning draw attention to the state of flux in our industry and its still robust ability to challenge official orthodoxy. 

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Paying for the Future

Sep
30

How will expensive reporting be paid for in the multimedia future? Can the web fund future Bob Woodwards and Paul Foots? I believe Centres like ours must contribute to the search for economic models that can preserve the quality and plurality of journalism. I've written about the topic at greater length today on the Guardian's CommentisFree website.  

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The 'elite' future of the newspaper

Sep
30

The endgame for the newspaper is in sight, says Philip Meyer, hack-turned-professional-doomsayer and author of The Vanishing Newspaper. That 2005 book is commonly quoted as predicting April 2043 as the date on which the last New York Times appears - although in fact his model suggests the industry would have capitulated long before that.

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Slideshow: how the newsroom was built

Sep
24

Watch a slideshow of the how the Centre for Journalism newsroom took shape.

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