Monthly Archives: October 2012

Journalism Now: Professor Peter Cole on Newspapers

In 2007 Peter Cole, professor of journalism at the University of Sheffield, published a four-part series on the national press in The Guardian. I will be looking at two of these articles, the first, ‘Why middle England gets the Mail’ … Continue reading

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Review: WINOL Bulletin 24-10-12

  After watching the WINOL Bulletin I found that overall the presentation of the reporters was clear and the articles were well written. The clips were relevant and showed the most important parts of the reports. There was a good … Continue reading

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Media Law: Confidentiality

The law of breach of confidence is based upon the principle that a person who has been given information in confidence should not take unfair advantage of it. Governments, businesses and individuals use this law to protect information they regard … Continue reading

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Using Monosyllables – What makes a good journalist? (Part 2)

In our precision English lecture we were set the challenge to edit our previous blog on ‘What makes a good journalist’ to only incorporate monosyllable words (with the exception of the word ‘journalist’), so as to teach us how to … Continue reading

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Media Law: Analysis of a newspaper in terms of defamation

In recent months floods of new information has come to light about DJ Jimmy Savile’s alleged sex attacks. On Tuesday October 16, 2012 The Sun branded the ex-presenter of Top of The Pops as ‘evil Jim’. In the article, which … Continue reading

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Media Law: Defamation and defences

Defamation The law protects an individual’s personal and professional reputation from unjustified attack. In civil law a defamatory statement may be found to be a tort – a civil wrong for which a court may award monetary damages. A statement … Continue reading

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What makes a good journalist?

A good journalist should always have an inquiring mind to challenge conventional thoughts and ideas and provide an alternate perspective on a wide range of issues. Their work should be thoroughly fact checked and should include detailed research from reliable … Continue reading

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