Author Archives: James Stewart

About James Stewart

Senior Lecturer in Radio Journalism. http://staff.glam.ac.uk/users/1713-jstewart

Radio shines at Curious13 Final Show

Radio students graduating this summer put on a live final radio show during the Curious13 event at the Atrium in Cardiff on Friday night.  Broadcasting under the Exposure Radio brand, it was carried live to the world on the student … Continue reading

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Journalism in the common good

The legendary reporter Carl Bernstein stepped out of the film that made him famous to give journalism students in Cardiff an inspiring but simple message – good reporting is ‘the best obtainable version of the truth’.

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‘Politics has to be about people’ – tackling the democratic deficit in Wales

Welsh politicians worried by the low level of public interest in their work have been told they need to make politics more interesting and relevant to people. Representatives of the media told a conference in Cardiff Bay that there was … Continue reading

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Where are the journalists Wales needs?

If the job of journalists is to hold the powerful to account, it’s clearly important to have enough of them – and of the right type.  The late Patrick Hannan was one such – a man who grilled Welsh politicians … Continue reading

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Welcome to the digital natives

Young people’s familiarity with social media became very clear to the journalism team at Glamorgan on the first interview day for would-be students starting in October 2013. Not only do they use social media as their main source of information, … Continue reading

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Martians are Better on Radio

By Mary Traynor Earlier this week, Jeff Wayne’s musical version of the H.G Wells classic War of the Worlds came to the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena.  It was certainly an impressive show; a star studded cast, including Jason Donovan, Marty Pellow … Continue reading

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DAB Radio – Dead and buried?

By David Kevin Williams David Williams graduated in BA Radio from the University of Glamorgan and now works for the digital station Mountain FM. This was first published on his personal blogsite. Back in 2010 the government released the ‘Digital … Continue reading

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Fandom and fangs: Exploring Twilight’s legacy

By Rebecca Williams In its first weekend of release The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, the final instalment in the vampire fantasy films, debuted at the top of the US box office with estimated takings of $141m (£88.6m). … Continue reading

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Radio: A world view from a small nation

The range, diversity and impact of radio around the world is explored in a new book published by the University of Wales Press, with fascinating contributions from the radio team at the ATRiuM and colleagues from universities in Britain and … Continue reading

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Radio: Can training journalists transform societies?

Public service broadcasting is widely seen as a basic pillar of an open, democratic society in Britain. It’s epitomised by the BBC with its three aims – to inform, educate and entertain its audience.  When commercial television (ITV) and, later, … Continue reading

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