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Balinese Performance at City University, London

Concert of Gamelan music and Balinese dance at City University. Had a chance to try Gamelan myself at the Festival Hall during a World Music course at… 18 more words



The comment of 72-year-old Nobel laureate Tim Hunt at the World Conference of Science Journalists in Seoul, South Korea has stirred controversy. He talked in favour of “single-sex labs” as, what he feels, women scientists disrupt laboratories and distract men for being sexual and emotional. 188 more words

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So, what have you learnt? Tips for wannabe MA Interactive journos

Deadline season is drawing to a close, birds are singing, the weather is heating up (sort of)… This seems as good a time as any to pause, breathe and look back at my time at City. 464 more words


How to become a journalist - follow these steps to employment!

Since the age of 14, when I realised food critics get paid to eat in restaurants, I’ve wanted to be a journalist. Every task I’ve done up until that point has only made me want it more. 846 more words

Charles Kennedy - the media reaction

Reports of a death

Charles Kennedy’s death on 1 June seeped onto Twitter the next morning.

#Breaking Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has died aged 55 at his home in Fort William, his family said today.

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The end of an era

Well, that’s the end of my MA. 

After a pretty bloody unpleasant three weeks, in which I’ve juggled a media law exam, three massive project deadlines, and the occasional shift, I’ve somehow come out the other side with my mind intact, and I’ll be starting in a full-time reporting job at The Independent very soon. 1,017 more words


Notes from a City graduand: Journalism may not be easy, but it sure is fun

It’s been twenty-four hours since I handed in the final project of my City masters degree. With the champagne-soaked memories of last night’s celebrations hanging over me, I’m sitting in a busy, noisy Hackney launderette and I feel that now is the perfect moment to reflect on the year that’s gone by. 745 more words