The Guardian’s Chris Elliott told delegates at the NCTJ shorthand seminar on Friday it is vital for journalism students to achieve 100 wpm to give them the best possible start in the industry.
A video promoting the importance of shorthand for professional journalists was also unveiled at the seminar.
To read the full article, go to http://www.nctj.com/news-and-events/news/shorth-still-essential-for-journalism-career-says-guardian-readers-editor
Journalism in the age of global media: The evolving practices of foreign correspondents in London
University of Salford, UK
Cristina Archetti, School of English, Sociology, Politics and Contemporary History (ESPaCH), University of Salford, Crescent House, Salford, Manchester M5 4WT, UK. Email: email@example.com
The article challenges the widespread notion that, in the age of global and instantaneous communication, foreign correspondence is becoming ‘redundant’. Based on a range of in-depth interviews with foreign correspondents in London, it examines the identity, newsgathering routines, and outputs of journalists working for a range of foreign media organizations. The study suggests that foreign correspondence is indeed evolving, but that the changes are not necessarily for the worse. In fact, not only are foreign journalists not disappearing, but the heavy use of new communication technologies – rather than leading to superficial and low-quality reporting – also supports the pursuit of exclusive news-story angles and a fuller delivery of the correspondent’s value.
April edition of Journalism journal – accessible via Brunel online library
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Community manager at the Guardian Laura Oliver explains how the Guardian’s flagship Twitter account is managed and shares her tips on community building
Posted: 16 May 2013 By: Sarah Marshall
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The Guardian yesterday passed the 1 million follower milestone on Twitter for its flagship @Guardian account, which acts as a showcase for the top stories and best content from the news outlet.
It is not the Guardian’s first account to pass the mark, with @GuardianTech already attracting more than 2 million followers, helped by both being in Twitter’s ‘suggested users’ list in the early days, and arguably by the technology audience being big users of Twitter.
Journalism.co.uk has been speaking to Laura Oliver, community manager at the Guardian, to find out the how the @Guardian account is managed, how it attracts new followers, and to gather some tips on growing a Twitter community.
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Friday 17 May 2013
How the PCC resolved a complaint about a story The Sun couldn’t prove
sun Page 1 splash, 13 March – a story that The Sun could not substantiate
The Sun published the front page shown above on 13 March. Under one of its trademark headlines, the “exclusive” article stated that Lib-Dem MP Chris Huhne had been ridiculed on his first day in Wandsworth jail.
It said a prison officer had called him to breakfast by yelling over the jail’s speaker system: “Order! Order!”
According to the article, “the mocking warden” mimicked the commons speaker by saying: “The right honourable member for Wandsworth North — down to the office.”
It also said other prisoners laughed at Huhne, that they had bullied him and that he had been transferred to a wing for vulnerable prisoners.
But the story was just that – a story. When Huhne’s partner complained about the article to the Press Complaints Commission, the paper was unable to substantiate any of the claims.
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