LSBU Journalists

Mindfulness and Sustainability: Week 1

Week 1 of changing my spending habits has been both positive and relatively easy. It has been a period of further reflection on old habits, and a chance to practice mindfulness as a way of improving my decision making. It has now been just over a week since I stopped buying and consuming unnecessary material things, things that I want but don’t need and things sold or marketed to me through a webs...

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Identity, Habit and Happiness

Identity is an important part of being human. But in an online world full of perfect pictures, and with many of us now split between our true selves and an online persona, maintaining an identity that is simply not real can become habitual, harmful and unsustainable. Why do we buy things? Well, of course, we need some things in order to survive – shelter, food, drink, warm clothes, fuel and ...

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Our Ancient Brain and The Perpetual Search for Satisfaction.

Our Ancient Brain and The Perpetual Search for Satisfaction.

The Modern World has been designed to make us spend our money. By taking advantage of our ancient brain and its desire for instant gratification, marketeers and product designers have found a way to make us spending addicts. The human brain was not designed for the modern world. Our brains are ancient and have remained almost entirely unchanged for millennia. This means that they still work as the...

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Why I am Unfollowing Brands and Retailers on Social Media

This afternoon I decided to unfollow all clothing brands and retailers on social media and have started to unsubscribe from mailing lists as and when I receive emails. I have taken a step which should help me to stop buying and consuming unnecessary material things, things that I want but don’t need and things sold or marketed to me through a website or app. The step stems from a principle outline...

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A New Blog: Sustainable Shopping

I am no longer buying or consuming unnecessary material things, things that I want but don’t need, and things sold or marketed to me through a website or app. This Blog will document my experiences. A very long time ago somebody very important decided that the year should begin in the middle of winter, and somebody else decided that the changing of said year would be a great time to make life chan...

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Don’t wank with your right hand and slut-shame with your left.

Don’t wank with your right hand and slut-shame with your left.

If OnlyFans creators are  victims of ‘slut shaming’, why aren’t the people who fund this lifestyle victims too? In the year 2021, it could be assumed that the world is a more accepting place than it has been ever before, however it seems as though sex workers have been left behind in the path of acceptance. Sex workers have been victims of ‘slut-shaming’ since before the phrase even existed, ...

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Week Two Show One – 26/10/20

Week Two Show One – 26/10/20

Summary: Today’s Newsday started off with an Editorial Meeting at 10am where we discussed how we will each be graded on the module. We were also informed that Audrey, a guest speaker from the previous live week, would be coming in and working with the class from 2-5pm. After this discussion, it was time to focus on the Newsday. At 11am, it was decided that Yasmine would be the class editor for the...

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Week One Summary

Week One Summary

On looking back to our first week of live shows for the interactive journalism module, I believe the progression made can be clear to see. At the beginning of the week we were all very hesitant about what was expected of us and how working remotely would be successful. We also had to get used to operating the equipment and software’s again after months of not using them. By the end of the we...

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Week One Show Five – 09/10/20

Week One Show Five – 09/10/20

Roles: In Class: Yasmine – presenter Juliana – vision mixer Mahira – audio and autocue Ameera – director   Offsite: Reporters: Jada Arun Kika Isabella Craig Seyi Miryam Uno Adan   Summary: Today’s day started off with the class gathering at 10am to discuss the show. The director for the day decided to produce a social media show instead of a regular news sho...

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Week One Show Four – 08/10/20

Week One Show Four – 08/10/20

Roles: In Class: Seyi – presenter Mahira – Director Yasmine – sound/autocue Yasser – Vision mixer    Offsite: Uno and Alessia – Social Media Bulletins Jada, Juliana and Kika – News Bulletins Georgina and Miriyam – International Bulletins Arun and Adan -Reporter   Summary: For today’s show, we gathered at 10 am like usual to discuss the...

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Week One Show Three – 07/10/20

Week One Show Three – 07/10/20

As today was our first radio show this semester, the way our Newsday was structured – differed from the rest of the week.  Roles: Newsreader: Charlie Scrase   GROUP A Editor: Yasser Iqbal Deputy Editor: Miriam Rafo Newsroom Producer:  Adan Wardhere Reporters: Uno Baker, Josh Mbu, Pedro Bisso, Yasmine Taviot   GROUP B Editor: Marinka Gamtsemlidze Deputy Editor: Saffron Cut...

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Week One Show Two – 06/10/20

Week One Show Two – 06/10/20

Roles In Class:  Craig – Presenter Saffron – Audio and Autocue Isabella – Director Ameera – Lighting and Vision Mixer Offsite: Uno –  Reporter Mahira – Reporter Seyi – Reporter Yasmine – Reporter Juliana – Reporter Kika – Reporter Bullletins: Georgina – News Bulletins Alessia – Social Media Bulletins   Summary: ...

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Week One Show One – 05/10/20

Week One Show One – 05/10/20

Roles In Class: Jada – Director and Audio Josh – Autocue and Stage Juliana – Reporter and Lighting Kika –  Vision Mixer and Stage  Offsite: Uno – Reporter Arun – Reporter Isabella – Reporter Georgina – International Reporter Miriyam – International Reporter Bulletins: Mahira –  Bulletins Craig – Social Media Bulletins...

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A Scrap From The Deep Fat Fryer That is My Brain

A scrap from the deep fat fryer that is my brain.    My memory is absolutely rubbish. I struggle to remember anything wordy, which is a real pain for somebody who absolutely loves to sing in the shower. I suspect that I have never sung a lyric entirely correctly in my life. Friends will quote films, films that I’ve seen a half dozen times, and I’ll barely catch on, let alone be able to c...

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Dominic Cummings and the Campaign for Justice

The near week long campaign for justice witnessed in our newspapers and across social media is no longer just about the idea that Dominic Cummings may have ignored, stretched or reinterpreted the government’s lockdown rules. It never really was.   Whether or not Dominic Cummings broke lockdown or should have resigned is a matter of opinion. The confirmation by Durham Police that he may ...

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