Seminar Paper: The New Journalism

“The New Journalist is in the end less a journalist than an impresario.” – Mike Arlen Penny Papers: the ‘old’ journalism, and ‘yellow journalism’: In America there were The Penny Papers, these could be brought for 1p they were controlled and funded by political parties putting forward a point of view. Objectivity became much more…

WINOL Critical Reflection – Semester 2

WINOL 2013/14 (Semester Two) Critical Reflection Alex Delaney Winchester News Online is an award-winning, ever-evolving news broadcast, that aims to meet the same standards as professional broadcasters. WINOL uses multiple devices to tell the news: our weekly news broadcast, text stories, and multiple Twitter accounts (to cater for different audiences). WINOL is leading independent student…

Review of StaffsLive

StaffsLive (staffslive.co.uk) is a news site, produced by Staffordshire University’s journalism students. The site features news, sports and features from Stoke-on-Trent and across Staffordshire. Let’s start with the homepage, and overall appearance of the site; as good a place as any! The design of the homepage, and the site in general, is good. The layout is…

Totalitarianism

Totalitarianism George Orwell George Orwell (1903-1950), whose real name was Eric Blair, was a novelist, journalist, and broadcaster. Orwell was a disillusioned socialist, who became bitterly anti-communist. He is often mistaken as a Marxist but this untrue. Orwell is famous for his novels (most notably Animal Farm and 1984), which are heavily critical of Communism, and…

Frege

Frege – Logic and Mathematics Logic Gottlob Frege (1848-1925) was a German mathematician, philosopher and logician, and is largely responsible for the birth of modern logic. Logic in philosophy does not have the same meaning as “logic” in ordinary language. Logic in philosophy is a way of analysing language; but to analyse language you must…

WINOL 2013 – Critical Reflection

WINOL 2013 Critical Reflection Alex Delaney My first semester on WINOL was one fraught with frustration, stress, and an overriding feeling of dissatisfaction. Although the work and experience itself was something I really enjoyed, there were various factors throughout that left me feeling ultimately unhappy with the work I produced, and my contribution to WINOL….

WINOL Debrief – Week 8

WINOL Debrief – Week 8 With Ian Anderson, Brian, and guest editor, Paul Wood. Ian: Another successful bulletin: Impressive string of packages, they could still be much better, but are starting to feel more like real packages. So many good packages this week that some of them had to be cut. This is GOOD. Every…

Seminar paper: Freud

Bio “Freud was born into an Austrian Jewish family in 1856 and spent almost all of his life in Vienna. He trained as a doctor and went into medical practice in 1886. In 1895 he published a work on hysteria which presented a novel analysis of mental illness. Shortly afterwards he gave up normal medicine…

Ian Anderson’s guide to producing a package

Producing a news package – Ian Anderson Package has got to be a story, it has to have a beginning, middle and end. Got to have strong pictures – The story is in the pictures: they establish a narrative. The key elements of making a good package are: NATSOC: Capturing good natural sound. Sequences: Stitching…

WINOL Debrief – Week 7

WINOL Debrief – Week 7 With Ian Anderson and guest editor, Claudia Murg. Feedback from Ian Anderson: Bulletin looked extremely competent. Ready to go live bang on three o’clock. Always looking to have a mixture of light and shade in a news bulletin; there was a good mix this week. The headlines were good; strong…

Social Darwinism

Social Darwinism leans towards the political right, lends itself to racist thinking: white people are more evolved than black people. Nietzsche believed humans were not well adapted, because humans are not adapted to any specific environment. But, have evolved to fit any environment, have evolved the skills to shape the environment to fit them. The…

Max Weber

“It is horrible to think that the world could one day be filled with nothing but little men clinging to little jobs and striving towards bigger ones.” – Max Weber, describing bureaucracy. German philosopher, Max Weber (1864-1920), was fascinated by power; specifically where it comes from and how it can be made legitimate. Also a…