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Local Journalist talks about controversial 'door-stepping'

Written By: Megan Neveling

Controversial – Doorstep Journalism

Journalist – Rebecca Pike (far left)

Sky Journalist Martin Brunt received criticism this week after door-stepping a woman who reportedly directed an abusive campaign on Twitter, towards the parents of… 259 more words

Week 2

Journalism Ethics

In the lesson we had a lecture about ethics in which our attention was turned to the Internet Troll, who campaigned against the McCanns. We also observed the Journalist who took a door step action to question Brenda Leyland about the hate campaign against the McCanns. 361 more words



The suicide of Brenda Leyland – after a media monstering – took me back to 2007 when I used to comment fairly relentlessly about the McCann media coverage on the website Anorak. 520 more words


Brenda Leyland found dead in hotel days after Sky News out her as "Twitter troll". Were they right or wrong?

She was branded a “Twitter troll”. Someone who aimlessly sent tweet after tweet aimed towards the parents of missing Madeline McCann.

Brenda Leyland, 63, was a well educated mother living in a quiet village. 735 more words


TGS Update

Hey everyone, this is Grass. I’m making this post out of character. I just don’t have the time and energy to work on TGS much today or maybe even this week. 541 more words



British Journalism has hit a new low-point.

Yesterday Brenda Leyland died by suicide after being hounded all day on Sky news for tweeting negative things about the parents of missing UK child Madeleine McCann. 451 more words