Entries by Jamie Thunder from 07/2012

Journalism vs Academics: Time for a Truce

| Posted 07.02.2012 | UK

Poynter had an interesting post earlier this week on a study about errors in news reports. The researchers looked at 2,000 stories in the Swiss and Italian press, and contacted people quoted in those stories.

Britain's Olympians are a Class Apart

| Posted 07.15.2012 | UK Sport

Scratch at the egalitarian sheen of the modern Games, however, and there lies a gaping class chasm. Figures from the Department of Media, Culture and Sport show that in the 2008 Olympic Games around a quarter of Britain's athletes came from independent schools, compared to just 7% of the population as a whole. Our elite athletes are elite in more ways than one.