Author Archives: rcampbel

Bread and circuses and #sandwichgate

As the country is allegedly gripped by #sandwichgate which, if you missed it, relates to this Daily Mail front page, it’s worth a dip back into the history of the Mail’s enthusiasm for bread-based stories. In 1911 the paper began … Continue reading

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Working for a beacon in real local journalism

What a delight to welcome back BA Journalism graduate Vicky Hallifax as one of our recent Atrium journalism/media guest speakers here at USW’s central Cardiff campus. And even more delightful to welcome her as editor, following her recent promotion. Vicky … Continue reading

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Thanks to our guest speakers

You always know that students enjoy a good guest speaker; it’s clearly great for them to hear from someone who spends all day every day out there in industry. But the deeper benefits of a good speaker programme, like our … Continue reading

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A flood of news: are we drowning, or waving?

We are apparently downing in news, and lack the tools to make sense of it. Journalists just churn out more of the stuff, without pausing often enough to suggest what it all means. Schools and universities don’t teach us how … Continue reading

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Courses win industry accreditation

We have just won renewed accreditation from a major industry body for our journalism and broadcasting courses here at the Atrium, home of the University of Glamorgan’s creative industries faculty in central Cardiff.

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This is Swansea, Bach….

Lyndon Jones, Lecturer in Radio and Audio at the ATRiuM, is one of the sound artists contributing to Klang Canteen, an exhibition opening next week at Swansea’s Elysium Gallery. ‘Klang’ is German for sound, and in this exhibition visitors are … Continue reading

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A century of tabloid Brits in New York

Another Brit (Colin Myler, ex News of the World) is on his way to New York to edit one of the city’s tabloids. Nothing new there. British (and Australian) subs and editors have long been recruited as shock troops in … Continue reading

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Radio students go LIVE

Students from the Atrium begin broadcasting their new show ‘A Different Take’,  live from the Radio Cardiff this studios afternoon from 3-5pm.  The show will go out at the same time, every Thursday afternoon on 98.7FM and www.radiocardiff.org. 

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First with the (wrong) news

There’s a common theme in the analysis of the Daily Mail’s embarrassing use of a pre-written story on the Amanda Knox trial.  (If you missed the story, it’s here – they mis-understood the verdict, said she was guilty when she … Continue reading

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Not forgetting….

 Post-grad students Meg Rule and Andrew Collins reported on the remembrance service at Llandaff in the latest output of our busy MA journalism/radio courses. A few weeks ago, they and their colleagues also played a key role in live blogging … Continue reading

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