Category Archives: General

Olympic legacy for women – challenge to the broadcasters

So the Olympics are finished and the buzz word is “legacy”.  I’ve heard plenty of discussion about a change in our perception of disability, a new affection for the union flag, a lasting regeneration of the East End of London,  … Continue reading

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Wales tops radio listening – but TV tops for local news

Adults in Wales listen to radio more than those in any other nation of the UK, according to Ofcom’s latest Welsh ‘market report’.  But they turn to TV as their main source for local news – again more than in … Continue reading

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Good reasons to study journalism

Journalism is changing so fast, it’s hard to keep up.  Every week new social media tools are promoted on journalism.co.uk which add to the ways journalists can communicate with their audiences.  But we know that not all those who take journalism at … Continue reading

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What Our Graduates Can Learn From Olympic Athletes

As the London Olympics 2012 have shown us, it takes hard work, dedication, determination and a clear focus to achieve success, in any and every area of life. Elite athletes only get to the top by creating and capitalising on … Continue reading

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Towards a Welsh media policy

Huw David Jones reports on the findings of an Assembly inquiry which calls for a media policy forum to advise Welsh Government Lately the media sector in Wales has been going through something of a crisis.  In October 2011, BBC … Continue reading

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Using social media to gather 50-year-old smallpox stories

A four-month long experiment in the use of social media to gather people’s memories about the 1962 smallpox outbreak in Wales comes to an end today. Tracking the events of 50 years ago – often day by day – the … Continue reading

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Braving an online backlash

The feature about breastfeeding older children appeared in The Times on Saturday (see previous blog), life goes on, all seems well. My friend who was interviewed and photographed for the piece has thanked me for advising her to accept the invitation to … Continue reading

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Breast-feeding controversy: would you give an interview?

When you’re working as a journalist, it can be extremely frustrating when someone who seems to be the perfect interviewee for a piece you’re putting together, turns you down for what appears to be no good reason – especially when … Continue reading

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Glamorgan Graduate Elected in Cardiff

THE political landscape of Wales has changed again today.  As the results of the council elections are revealed, it’s apparent that Welsh Labour is enjoying its best showing since local council reorganisation in 1996..

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Censorship in the Welsh media

The latest issue of the investigative website Rebecca includes disturbing accounts of two incidents in which the public were prevented from seeing TV programmes with a strong and clear public interest.

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