UK Journalism

Volunteer Stories: India NGO Journalism Internship

Frontier | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Frontier

Coming to India? Bring your moustache. Yep, the 'mo' is a rite of passage here, with the mo'less representing a clear minority. The moustache brigade is waiting for me everywhere I turn. If you've ever felt the need to stretch your furry whisker potential, now is the time.

Constitutional Ransacking of British Journalism

The Conversation UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

British journalism has been battered by an unrelenting power grab on the part of the country's political classes. The move to foist an "all-party agreed" infrastructure of regulation by Royal Charter underpinned by punitive statutory sanction is part of a pattern of attack.

Here Is The Mundane News: Splendidly Unremarkable NIBs & Headlines

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK

Facebook was on Thursday awash with the revelation that Llwchwr Town Council is considering purchasing a colour photocopier. The news-in-brief ite...

Defining Public Interest - Why Gloria De Piero's Privacy Matters

The Conversation UK | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

When De Piero says "no one should have to worry that something they did when they were young might prevent them from serving their community or getting involved in politics", the vast majority would agree with her. Those who are trying to boost circulations on the back of other people's misery or humiliation - as some of our newspapers have done for years - will find little solace in their "public interest" arguments.

Volunteer Stories: Fiji Journalism Internship

Frontier | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

I decided to take part in the Volunteer Abroad Journalism project because, having graduated from university in June, I wanted to have something in the pipeline that would incorporate travel AND work experience.

Governments Don't Always Tell the Truth on Matters of Security

The Conversation UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

Throughout modern history the press, in the UK and US, has generally been willing to support governments at war. In World War I the press wilfully aided the war effort. By 1918 Lord Beaverbrook, the owner of Express newspapers, was minister of information. Lord Northcliffe, owner of the Times and Daily Mail was in charge of all propaganda directed at enemy countries...

How 'Ag Gag' Laws Target Those Exposing Horrors of Factory Farming

Andrew Wasley | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK
Andrew Wasley

The pigs were crammed in; moving, squealing, eating, shitting - these animals didn't have the luxury of outdoor exercise or daylight. This barn (more like a warehouse in fact) was home for now. Locals told us the farm contained 13,000 pigs, and was an intensive piglet "nursery", where young animals were brought from breeding establishments elsewhere to fatten up before being dispatched to the slaughterhouse and people's dinner plates.

Can Greenwald Save Lost Generation of Independent Journalists?

Mischa Wilmers | Posted 19.12.2013 | UK
Mischa Wilmers

I am often bemused when I hear discussions about the future of quality mainstream journalism. Most newspaper journalists accept their industry is in d...

You Know You're A Student Journalist When..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

You know you're a student journalist when... Stay tuned for our next dollop of "you know you're a student when.." ...

British Public Refuses to Urinate on Burning Daily Mail Offices

Will Porter | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Will Porter

If he was right and you could judge a man by the generation before them that would surely mean writing for the Daily Mail made him a Hitler loving anti-Semite. At this point he defecated in his own pants and started flinging his faeces around the newsroom.

Daily Mail Attack on Miliband's Father Is Hardly a New Low

The Conversation UK | Posted 01.12.2013 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

It's hardly news when a right wing newspaper attacks a Labour leader. It's all part of the game. Imagine if Neil Kinnock took umbrage every time he was denigrated by the Mail - it would have taken up all his time to defend himself. But Miliband is different...

The Clock Ticks On: The US Shutdown, A Southern View

James Mahon | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
James Mahon

Political suicide or protecting your own corner. This is what the American shutdown boils down to for many here in the southern states, including British and Irish workers from textiles to finance.

In Defence of the Critic

Marianka Swain | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK
Marianka Swain

Conversely, whether in print or online, critics with experience, expertise and a sense of responsibility should be championed. Those guiding voices make an essential contribution, with respected critical approbation translating into financial backing for many institutions and projects, and new voices handed a megaphone.

Kimmel's Twerk Video Hoax: An Epic Fail for Journalism

Planet Ivy | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK
Planet Ivy

Journalists everywhere should despair at how a commitment to storytelling with integrity was treated with such abandon. Frustratingly, the internet is full of readily accessible 'fail' videos, making it easy for journalists to go to YouTube, take down a copy of the video and run it.

Trigger Warnings Are Not Used Enough

Danielle Lowe | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Tech
Danielle Lowe

This contains content that some viewers could find distressing. It is a phrase we hear often enough on our TV news when they are about to show a clip of something distressing. However, those same organisations often do not do the same on their online media sources.

Art Journalism Builds the Bridge Between the Creator and His Viewer

Ana Tzarev | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ana Tzarev

As artists, we are mirrors of the reality that we perceive. The process of creation and reflection takes a fascinating turn when it is joined by analysis, placing art in broader context. For this reason, I feel that the role of the art journalist must be given due praise.

Spike the Gloom - Journalism Has a Bright Future

The Conversation UK | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK
The Conversation UK

Whenever more than two journalists gather together to discuss the future of their business, the dialogue is usually depressing. This prevailing pessimism must change: we need a new conversation about what's happening to news. What's happening is better than many journalists think.

Is Covering Conflict a Journalistic Necessity?

Sarah Aston | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Politics
Sarah Aston

Much has been said in recent years about the decline of the media profession as social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook circulate news before journalists even get a chance to put the nib of their pen to paper so to speak. So if the risks of conflict reporting are steadily getting higher yet the return or the presumed relevance of such reporting is rapidly declining in the face of around the clock tweeting and uploading - will we see a dearth of conflict reporters risking their lives to get the story?

Frost, Nixon and Me: The Day I Met David Frost

Simon Thompson | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Simon Thompson

I'll never forget the time I interviewed Sir David Frost. As far as beacons of world class journalism go, America had Walter Cronkite and we had Sir David. And then they had Sir David too.

Breaking Into the Media

David Spencer | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
David Spencer

Everyone is unique in what they need to work on and develop but practical training and experience cannot be beaten. Whether you dream of being a radio newsreader or a radio presenter, you will need to gain confidence in your 'sound'...

Why Kevin Spacey Should Become a Newspaper Editor

Grant Feller | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Grant Feller

Kevin Spacey, alias fiendish Keyser Soze from The Usual Suspects, will no doubt always be remembered for one of the great lines of cinema: 'The greate...

Decoding the New Security System

Agnes Callamard | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics
Agnes Callamard

Harassment of journalists is a clear violation of the right to freedom of expression, which is protected by the UK's domestic law and international law. Extending such harassment to members of a journalist's family is utterly appalling.

Sickness, Travel and Work

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I've been pretty ill with possibly a mild version of dengue fever, which is caused by mosquitoes, last week, so I missed a fair bit of work and slept practically all day, every day!

A 21st Century Dilemma: Print Vs Pixel

Jason A Murdock | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Tech
Jason A Murdock

If you believe the hype, the Internet is pure unadulterated evil. It is single handedly assassinating every major industry, every business and everything enjoyable in the world. This cold blooded creature sneaks up and attacks when the backs are turned...

22 Journalist Expressions No One Ever Says In Real Life

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Have you ever bedded a blonde? And when it didn't work out between you, did you cause a stir and show them what they were missing by flaunting your cu...