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counting birds in Lake district

Apr
06

Good weather is rare in England. So when I found the day was a sunny day, I took up my knapsack and camera, called my friend, went to the station and bought a return ticket to Lake district. The trip for counting birds in lake district began, without any plan!

 

Posted By Yishan Jing read more

Get close to the amazing bird

Apr
06

Get Close to the Amazing Bird

 

In my daily life, it is hard to see owls which are shy, lazy and mysterious. Because they are hiding in the woods and many of them only have to moonlight. So when I, a crazy fan of owls and eagles, went to the Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary and took part in the flying demonstrations, I thought “Oh, it is a paradise”.

 

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Why are we all so sensitive?

Apr
05

Ok, so I don't know if maybe it’s just me but doesn't everyone seem a little too sensitive nowadays? It’s as if everyone is waiting for someone to do something even a tiny bit controversial so they can start kicking and screaming. Maybe this post will also prove to be one of those controversial things, but I can't work out why people seem to have a permanent bee in their bonnet.

Posted By Elise Christian read more

My experience being an activist

Apr
05

Until this year I had never contemplated the idea of being involved in a protest, as like many people, I believed they didn’t achieve much. But in January I am proud to say I was part of the Women's March, alongside 100,000 other people who marched in London. Since then I have been involved in two more protests, the Anti-Muslim ban demonstration in February and recently the NHS March.

Posted By Amber Jevons read more

My love/hate relationship with Rom-Coms

Apr
05

While browsing Netflix during an all too common Friday night in, I decided to watch the film ‘The Duff’.

I would like to begin by saying that I love rom coms. I am no stranger to watching a cheesy, totally unrealistic tacky ball of Hollywood drivel and absolutely loving it- mainly because I have no real social life.

 However, this specific film made me want to gouge my eyes out. For so many reasons.

Posted By Monica Greep read more

Come to the Best Ever Student Journalism Conference, #SPANC17!

Apr
05

A friendly reminder that tickets for this year's Student Publication Assocation National Conference will be closing for sales on April 18th at 6pm.

What's the Student Publication Association National Conference I hear you cry? Well, only the conference with the best hashtag in the world, #SPANC17.

It's a weekend long event of student journalists from across the country and we've got talks, workshops, and masterclasses booked in from people from BuzzFeed, Metro.co.uk, The Times, The Telegraph, The BBC, and more.

Posted By Jem Collins read more

CFJ Kit Return *** IMPORTANT ***

Apr
05

Dear Students,

You will all be emailed regarding both overdue kit and returns of currently booked out kit.

I am away from 6th to 18th April. DO NOT RETURN KIT TO ANY OTHER MEMBER OF STAFF WHILST I AM AWAY.

Outstanding fines (printed out and shown on the kit room door) will need to be paid on the first day of the summer term 8th May and this is the deadline date for return of all kit.

Posted By Gerardo Calia read more

Journalism, Studying Journalism, Doing Well in Everything - Somehow

Apr
04

I must remember
Not to say something that ruffles any feathers
Not to give any look that shakes any heart
Not to take a route, which is a detour
Not to write a line, which causes offence
I must remember that
The days and daytime are all happy
Everything is okay and fine
It’s only my heart, which is not actually a heart

Posted By Kourosh Ziabari read more

How 'Strong' Female Protagonists Ruin Good Fiction

Apr
04

                As someone who watches a less than responsible amount of TV and movies, I’m more than a bit familiar with the clichés common across the medium. The one that I find most irritating, however, and have seen become especially common, is the ‘strong female protagonist’ or, more accurately, the Mary Sue.

Posted By Max Pearson read more

Student journalism: teaching vs on the job

Apr
04

Learning to be a journalist while a student is an interesting affair for many. Some take to it by writing for student papers as I did, perhaps maintaining a blog throughout or studies, or you chose to take the route we here at the Centre for Journalism did and decided to let someone teach us what we are supposed to know rather than muddling through by trial and error. There may well be a thousand different approaches to learning the profession, all with their own benefits and pitfalls. One thing is certainly true though, it was never going to be a stress-free endeavour.

Posted By Ruby Lyle read more

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