The work of photojournalist Robert Capa will doubtlessÂ crop up in several modules during the course of the undergraduate degree, so here's a little taster courtesy of the BBC News web site. It's an audio slideshow featuring an exhibition of Capa's work that is opening at the Barbican. Worth a visit just for his extraordinaryÂ pictures of the D-Day Landings.
The UK economy has continued to decline, with the FTSE 100 Index dropping by 5.7%, as world markets fell sharply.
According to a special live BBC Panorama program on Thursday evening,Â Government Debt has risen to Â£684bn,Â and will continue to rise at a staggeringÂ Â£80,000 per minute.Â
The Sun's MadonnaÂ scoop yesterdayÂ led conference into a discussion about change pages, when newspapers rush to change their editions printed later in the evening after they've been outscooped by a rival's first edition.
Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was killed two years ago this month, and today the trial of the three men accused of her murder begins in a Moscow military court. I was fortunate enough toÂ interview this fearless, understated woman for Press Gazette a couple of years before she died (you can read it here). She recountedÂ "stories so horrific that oneâ€™s hand refused to jot them downâ€ of the appalling treatment that she witnessed of civilians in Chechnya by the Russian military - treatment of which she had first hand experience.
A very British look at the weather on the anniversary of the Great Storm of 1987
By Students at the Centre for Journalism
â€˜It was one of the busiest police nights of the decade,' recalls Nigel Newbury, police sergeant working in Land's End on the night of the Great Storm. â€˜The phone didn't stop ringing all night.' Nigel Newbury, now retired, says the most memorable part of the night was, â€˜when a telegraph pole came down and set fire to a manor houseÂ that had been converted into flats.'