Newspapers During world War II

Nov
25

For a very brief introduction to popular newspaper coverage of WWII - including the films that were box office favourites during the Blitz and details of how Blackpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers competed with Arsenal and Everton in the League Championship - follow this link to the site I mentioned in our seminar. You will find out which newspaper asked "What would have happened if Hitler had married Mae West?"

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The Gods of Journalism have chosen again

Nov
25

The Gods of Journalism are vengeful and mysterious.  So today we must offer them a new sacrifice in the form of a fresh editor for the Centre for Journalism web site. In the time-honoured way, they have this morning revealed to me the name of the candidate they wish to be delivered to their altar...

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What is the world coming to?

Nov
24

When someone gives their opinion on a subject it is exactly that and can't really be wrong. Giles Coren, a writer for The Times however, is a twat and his opinion is wrong. Let me explain myself.

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We Saw Spain Die

Nov
24

I had a chance to read Paul Preston's We Saw Spain Die over the weekend.  It is excellent and very relevant to your History of Journalism essay topic. I have put my personal copy in the newsroom. Feel free to use it but NOT to remove it.  I have ordered an additional copy. When it arrives I will put it in the same place on the same basis i.e. newsroom use only. It is available only in hardback at the moment and costs £20 at Waterstones and a little less on Amazon.  

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Tone deaf Diana wails yet wows

Nov
23

Many thought Jon Anderson, Morrissey, Patrick Stump and Susanna Hoffs were bad - and they weren't even competing on a talent show. They were just performing to their abilities (or lack of them) for the joy of it.

Now it seems people like singer Diana Vickers, via a highly commercial enterprise, are succeeding through image and "originality" instead. Not that many celebrities don't, because that is there role. But, the realisation that talent is being utterly destroyed by entertainment is grossly apparent.

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Is she right for the job?

Nov
21

Times columnist Bronwen Maddox has stated that she does not think Hillary Clinton would be Obama's best option for the US Secretary of State, as he would never be able to get rid of her.

Clinton's knowledge of foreign policy and her ability to perform in the position are not what is being called into question in this case, rather the problem is that the pair have very different views and although her experience as a Senator in New York makes her more than capable, she would not actually assist Obama as president.

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Book for the essay

Nov
20

There's a new book out about foreign correspondents during the Spanish Civil War called We Saw Spain Die by Paul Preston, I'm going to get a copy and anyone is welcome to borrow it. It's got good reviews from what I can see.

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More on ePaper: CNN video

Nov
20

Two reasons for checking out this video from CNN. One is for an update on developments in epaper that might ultimately have some impact on the newspaper trade. The other is the ludicrously overblown reporting style that horribly blurs the distinction between journalism and PR. Still, at least he's written to the pictures in his intro...

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"Australia": will it work?

Nov
18

Australia appears to be struggling to boost its tourism industry, as it was announced on the BBC Radio4 Today Programme this morning that the country's tourism board is set to release an epic romance featuring two of the nation's most famous actors.

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Is John Sergeant Journalism's New Talent Magnet?

Nov
18

I am old enough to remember John Sergeant as a formidable political editor who knew his subject intimately and shared his wisdom generously. Nick Hopkins of the Guardian thinks he will be remembered for performances only slightly less agile than his microphone handling on the day Lady Thatcher failed to win the first round of the 1990 Conservative leadership ballot.

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