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Deforestation rises for the first time in a decade

For over half a century the Amazon rainforest has fallen victim to deforestation. It produces over 20% of the oxygen in the world. In 2018 the rate of deforestation rose for the first time in a decade. INPE, Brazil’s leading force in special research projects, has said that in the years 2017-18 Brazil lost a total area of 7,900km². A staggering 41% above the official target. This came after ...

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VT and Radio Workbook

Week 1  First introduction to VT Packages   Learned how to book out equipment   Getting used to using iPods and exporting media  Week 2   Health and safety forms  Safe practice training  GV’s and filming practice with VT group  Premier pro introduction  Week 3  Group training for voice with Vanessa  First time learning about rad...

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Brexit Blog: Filming at Parliament

On Tuesday the we visited parliament to film VT’s on the never ending topic of Brexit. It was a lovely day, clear skies and nice sunshine, so with this a lot of people were out to play. Union jacks, big red signs reading ‘betreyal’ , and the EU stars were the common sights outside the houses. The protest wasn’t huge but it had a presence. Cars would drive past and beep, eve...

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Help From Harford : Claims and Statistics

Voted 2017’s word of the year, the phrase’Fake News’ is now everywhere and with this people are beginning to question what they are being told more. Statistical claims are a huge opportunity for readers to consume fake news. Tim Harford has said that people should observe their feelings toward a claim more, as this helps us understand if we really believe it to be true or not bec...

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The Hollywood Truth

Informationisbeautiful.net has completed a new set of research data that has analyzed how ‘true’ those big ‘based on a true story’ blockbusters really are. The data is broken down into scenes on each film, being color-coded on how true the events actually are. We can click on each scene to show the reason behind their analysis. providing facts that either stem from historic...

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Christian Marclay: ‘The Clock’ at the Tate modern

The clock is an installation created in 2010 by artist Christian Marclay. In essence it is a 24 hour montage of video footage from films and television. It has been critically acclaimed fro some time now and when it came to my doorstep I was sure to go see it. The film tells the time.  The footage selected either has a clock showing the time or someone speaking about the time. Each clip is ab...

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Waterloo fountain keeping passengers hydrated

Waterloo became the second train station in London to install a drinking water fountain. Following in Charring Cross’ footsteps Waterloo now provides customers with free drinking water. It can be found on the balcony above the main area on the station opposite the entrances to platforms 1&2 in-between The Cabin and Carluccio’s.  The drinking water station allows passengers to ...

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Visualising through VR

The 11 ideas chosen by the knight foundation all have potential to change the way we consume news. The one with most opportunity is ‘Dataverses: Information Visualization into VR Storytelling’ by The Outliers Collective. Their idea proposes the use of videos and sound to make the viewer feel immersed in the scene that they are watching.   This could allow for viewers to be more sensitive...

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‘ZX The Roots of Running’ An Exhibition by Adidas

Adidas have opened the doors to ‘ZX – The roots of running’ an exhibition at 21-23 Earlham St, Seven Dials. Curated by Adidas’ own Gary Aspden, the exhibition is a testament to the influence and diversity of Adidas classic 80’s training shoe family; ZX.  As a fan of Gary’s work I headed down to see it in the flesh on opening day. Adidas running trainers hav...

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Peabody housing faces protests from Deptford community

Deptford residents gathered outside the Newington offices of Peabody, in order to protest the proposed demolition of Reginald house and Tidemill garden space.  The protests have been going on since late 2017 when Lewisham council announced that the  ‘Reginald House’ and  Tidemill community garden would be demolished to make way for a  209-home build, none of which w...

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Fake news and the political dialogue

Fake news on social media is a common occurrence now. It can easily be dismissed if we are not aware of them. Their impact on the political dialogue they convey is huge. They are able to blur the line between what is real and whats not and can lead us to subliminally take fake news as fact if we are unaware.  It can be easy to read and share political news that is fabricated in order to benef...

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Graffcity: A Day with a writer

Grafitti is a major part of London. It’s unavoidable, plastered everywhere. For those not in the know, it easily goes unnoticed. I recently followed a graffiti artist Luke (not his real name) on his travels through the city, we spoke and walked through east London, and he gave me an insight into the secret underworld of graff. We start the day off at Chrome & Black, London’s l...

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