Category Archives: General

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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Eat My Radio

One of the world’s greatest creative audio makers is the guest of honour at a unique event being held at the University of South Wales’ Atrium campus next week. Alan Hall, from Falling Tree Productions, is joining forces with BBC … Continue reading

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Graduate challenges

Over the summer I was busy collecting stories from graduates about the challenges they faced in the early weeks and months after leaving university.  Unsurprisingly, one of the biggest challenges in the current economic climate is getting a graduate job. So … Continue reading

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Curious: The Final Journey for the Class of 2013

If ever there was a time to be proud of the achievements of our students it was last Friday. Curious 2013 Curious13 is the most ambitious collaborative event the Atrium building has seen and it certainly didn’t disappoint. A showcase … 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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Getting his voice heard: CJ Edwards makes the grade

HAVING just completed a two week live television project as part of final year undergraduate assessments, I can’t say I’ve had much time to tune into anything other than Exposure TV over the last few weeks. I potentially had a … 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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