Tag : journalism

Is Traditional News Media Obsolete?

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

“There is no one thing called ‘journalism’; no single entity called ‘news’; no single recognisable entity for a ‘journalist’.”         Alan Rusbridger, former Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian Journalists were once gatekeepers of information, defining what constituted ‘news’. A select group of people, with privileged access to this … Read More

Free Speech on trial in Turkey

9 months ago / 0 comments

  A destination popular with tourists for its beautiful beaches and mouth-watering kebabs,  but sadly, Turkey is no stranger to the incarceration of their journalists. Taking the lead as the world’s leading jailer of journalists, Turkey surpasses Egypt and China when it comes to suppression of press freedom. The Gryphon … Read More

The Emoji React, The Post-Modern and Journalism

10 months ago / 0 comments

You are engaging in conversation against a backdrop of a constantly shifting societal landscape. Epithetical headlines zoom before your eyes; you grimace, smile, weep, frown in frustration or laugh at the day’s cherry-picked events. You return to a superficial, faceless conversation with a friend, loved one, or acquaintance. This is … Read More

News Round Up

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon Wins Best Media Society at NSA 2017 The Gryphon was voted the ‘Best Media Society’ at this year’s National Societies Awards.  The ceremony, which took place in the Crowne Plaza in Nottingham, saw The Gryphon receive the accolade as a society that has ‘consistently across the year delivered the best media … Read More

News | Night of success for student media at O2 awards

4 years ago / 0 comments

LS has been crowned Yorkshire’s best free weekly newspaper for a third consecutive year at this year’s O2 Media Awards. Run by student volunteers, the paper came in front of the Dearne Valley Weekender, a well established regional publication. LS was highly commended for Best Editorial Team and Scoop of … Read More

News | Lecturers demand council opens up

5 years ago / 0 comments

Leeds Journalism lecturers are calling on the Council to allow the recording of public meetings. Broadcast Journalism course leader Julia Firmstone said that it could only benefit the Council “to encourage people to have a better understanding of what [it] does – allowing live coverage on the Internet of meetings … Read More

The Daily Fail

6 years ago / 0 comments

The Daily Mail Online has been a recent and growing phenomenon not only of increasing popularity but also increasing ridiculousness. I think we can agree that it can be incredibly sexist, sensationalist (‘CARROTS, PENCIL CASES AND OTHER THINGS WHICH CAUSE CANCER’) and indignant about anyone who is too rich/poor/foreign/fat. The more I … Read More

Books: Top Five Books About Journalism

6 years ago / 0 comments

Callie White honours interviewee Simon Hattenstone with this week’s selection of journalism classics.   1. Scoop by Evelyn Waugh Perhaps the most famous of all fictional journalists, William Boot is here employed by the national newspaper the Daily Beast – his incompetence as foreign correspondence righted, temporarily, by a grand … Read More