Category Archives: journalism history

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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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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Exposure is Back!

For the third year running January was a month of madness. Nothing to do with the post-Christmas blues or the inclement weather, but the preparations for and arrival of another three week live broadcast project named by the class of … 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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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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Mission aborted – independent Welsh news consortium in new journal

The Association for Journalism Education has launched its new journal – Journalism Education – with papers looking at the current developments in the business, including the impact of Twitter. The journal includes a look-back at the previous government’s plans for … Continue reading

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New BBC Director General not a journalist or programme maker?

IN an article for The Telegraph, former Director General of the BBC, Greg Dyke, has warned anyone applying to take over from current incumbent Mark Thompson to expect sleep deprivation, relentless scrutiny and unimaginable criticism – plus a significant reduction … Continue reading

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TV accused of sensationalising smallpox story – 1962

With media regulation high on the public agenda, a story from 50 years ago – when Wales was in the grip of a smallpox epidemic – has contemporary resonance.

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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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