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End of teaching for Xmas

This semester has been absurdly and stupidly busy. And I've not even looked at the marking yet. Thankfully, the new and converged journalism degree seems to have gone down very well with the students. . Just one problem: A new degree structure x new units x increased teaching hours            = zero time […]

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An essential post – Should journalism degrees still prepare students for a news industry that doesn’t want them?

It’s a lovely sunny day and I’m feeling happy, but I  took a deep breath and mentally prepared myself to feel miserable before reading Paul’s post [Should journalism degrees still prepare students for a news industry that doesn’t want them? | Online Journalism Blog] . Paul’s question is highly controversial and, of course, the responses […]

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The Guardian and its anti-BBC views.

Guardian Media Group (GMG) say “The BBC and BBC Worldwide are encroaching into online areas where commercially funded players could provide the content required.” [Yahoo Pans Ofcom’s Search Plan, Says BBC.co.uk May Be Too Big – PaidContentUK] The report also states, rather too vaguely for my liking, Yahoo! has “joined the growing ranks grumbling about […]

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A new journalism degree course is born…

Our new BA (Hons) Journalism degree structure has got the official stamp(s) of approval and is set to launch in October [2008]. We spent a lot of time trying to understand the changes which have occurred in the industry and what it means to our students. The new degree has convergence journalism at its heart […]

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There’s cash in those podcasts..says The Guardian

The Guardian, the producers of Media Talk and the Sony Award nominated Islamophonic, has revealed some impressive download stats for its range of podcasts. Some stats: 1.5m – downloads for its 12 Guardian pods in December. 80-100,000 downloads of it’s Football Weekly pod a week [Proving that football and cricket analysis has a massive, global, […]

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