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The business of journalism – from the man who knows

We’re off to a seminar on entrepreneurialism in journalism – and how to integrate it into teaching. It’s organised by the AJE, with which Glamorgan staff have long been actively involved. We’re looking forward to a chat with Jeff Jarvis.

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Life outside the paywalls

A student sent me a link to an interesting Wall Street Journal piece this week; wonderful, except that I hit a paywall after reading the first couple of pars. I didn’t pay to read on because: 1. It would have … Continue reading

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Old news is snow news

I rushed to three of the top local news websites this morning to get the latest on the weather, and found that they hadn’t woken up yet. At 0749 today (Wednesday January 6) Media Wales’s top snow story was one … Continue reading

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Three wise men of journalism

If you’re buying Christmas presents for a journalism student, here’s a suggestion…. Knightley – The First Casualty. While telling the story of swashbuckling war correspondents, it also gets one up to speed with modern history more generally. Then, with the … Continue reading

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Guest speakers – web start-ups and ethics

We’ve just booked our next visiting speakers: Chris Brown, Bristol web journalism entrepreneur and Mike Jempson, media ethics campaigner. More to come in the New Year.

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Is there a Santa Claus?

It’s as Christmassy as mince pies and the thousandth showing of Zulu – the world’s most widely re-printed newspaper editorial, right here

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Newspaper fights back

Imagine we’d always got our news online and then someone invented the newspaper. This delightful advert for a Finnish newspaper takes us there.

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Who owns the news, back in the news

In the latest yearning to put the digital toothpaste back in the tube, the FT’s editor says most news websites will be charging within the year. But what’s to stop someone paying to read an FT story, then blogging a … Continue reading

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Who owns the news?

Interesting manifesto here from the editor of a start-up website in a tangle with his old newspaper company.

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Twittering as a newspaper dies

You know something’s up when the men in suits come into the newsroom, especially when they are wearing expressions that you normally see on the faces of undertakers. Now you can watch a newspaper (the Rocky Mountain News) die, online … Continue reading

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