Category Archives: news and journalism

World Press Freedom Day

Believe it or not, it’s World Press Freedom Day! It might not be one of the most well publicized celebration or awareness raising days, with the absence of it’s own quirky Google logo…but nonetheless it’s a hugely important reminder of the role of … Continue reading

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Social Media Engagement

I have found the experience of using social media whilst researching subjects around journalism to be particularly useful. As my specific interests have focussed around women’s rights and the Arab Spring, I have found that following Arab women’s liberation movements, … Continue reading

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The Press: Friend or Foe?

After watching ‘The Shock Doctrine’ documentary based on  Naomi Klein’s book by the same name, I couldn’t help but be pulled in by the thought provoking questions it raised and so had to do a bit of reading in to … Continue reading

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Don’t Shoot!: Activism in Journalism

With the bloodiest and most violent events in recent years to have taken place during the Arab Spring, last year saw a record death toll for journalists and their photographers. As societies rebuild and adjust to the overthrowing of dictators … Continue reading

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Experience Required

As my uni course draws to an end and I finish off these last few assignments, I step out in to the ‘real world’ with thousands of other soon to be graduates in the search of a job. Whilst the … Continue reading

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Women in Journalism Taking the Lead

The protests, demonstrations, revolutions and conflicts taking place throughout the Arab world, particularly in 2010 and 2011, have sparked widespread interest and debate in to the role of new media and political change. The use of social networking sites and … Continue reading

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Time’s Up!

Last week we completed the first assessed part of our journalism unit. This compromised of writing a news story for a brief which was provided by our tutor within a set amount of time, which I found to be a … Continue reading

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