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Reflective piece for cross platform advanced

The second module of cross-platform journalism began in January and for this module, the aim was to take the lessons we’d been taught in semester one, then further develop them independently and use them more creatively. We were expected to run more regular shows and have more creative direction with the types of content we produced. We were given the option to decide what kind of work we wa...

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How Coronavirus is impacting the club and music industry

Coronavirus has affected almost every aspect of our lives we can no longer go out and sit in cafes, we can’t go to visit friends and families in their homes and just generally can no longer live our normal lives. We have no idea how long the coronavirus is going to be affecting us, but for sure we know that many of the things that we used to enjoy are now going to be very different.   O...

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Extinction Rebellion hunger strikers in a bid to get attention of political parties

On the 18th of November members of the Extinction Rebellion from across the world began a 7-day hunger strike which aims to highlight the impact that climate and ecological change are having on global food supplies. More than 400 people from 27 countries are taking part in the hunger strike.   People from as far as Russia and Canada will be striking from the 18th of November till the 25th of ...

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Smart Benches Causing Havoc For Residents In Southwark

Southwark council piloted 20 solar powered ‘smart’ benches’ in Southwark in 2017 and plans to install more in the coming years, but residents claim they are nothing but bad news. Consisting of a wooden bench with a strip like steel structure that wraps around it, 4 built in charging cables and free WiFi so that users can charge their phones while they sit, all while using renewable energy. the sol...

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‘No Turkey’ Christmas Sandwich Review

Marks and Spencer’s has just taken leaps in the vegan Christmas sandwich game in bringing out the first of its kind, a sandwich featuring a meat substitute! Gone are the days of ‘festival falafel’ sandwiches because marks and Spencer’s have swooped in and changed it all.   Marks and Spencer’s first announced in September that they would be broadening their vegan Christmas range after the dema...

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Artists room:Jenny Holzer exhibition review

Jenny Holzer has been chosen to display her work in the Tate Modern’s artists’ rooms along with a variety of artists from around the world. Her exhibition features projections, stone benches, textiles, plaques, posters, and paintings. Jenny’s artistic style is very word influenced, with the majority of her pieces being very word central. The most popular part of the exhibition is the ‘...

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Southbank Winter Market

Southbank is playing host to the notorious Christmas festival. It is expected millions will visit the area in the run-up to Christmas. The winter festival has various stalls selling everything from hand-carved wooden wine bottle holders to handmade soaps all located along the waterfront in Southbank and will go on from November 9th till January 6th, 2019. The festival also features a Rekorder...

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Plans to scrap the RV1 bus

It is proposed that spring 2019 the RV1 bus will be withdrawn due to a decline in usage. The RV1 bus goes from Waterloo to Covent Garden serving various landmarks and attractions like the Tower of London, Borough Market, the shard, and many theatres in London Covent Garden. The RV1 is one of the few hydrogen buses in central London. Hamish McCallum, the councillor for north Bermondsey wrote a lett...

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How the role of journalists have changed as a result of the advancement in technology

The role of the journalists has really changed and developed over the last 10 years in many ways as a result of technology involving and the creation of social media.  One of the main changes is the way in which we receive news,  In the past we would have to solely rely on newspapers and television to receive news and there was no such thing as user generated content where as now there i...

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Local businesses expected to boom as Christmas festival opens

Thousands flock to Southbank as the much loved world known Christmas festival began on Friday and will go on for 6 weeks.It is expected that millions will visit the area in the run up to Christmas meaning local businesses expect to thrive. On average, local businesses in the Southwark boroughs in 2017 made 23% more money in the festive period in comparison to the rest of the year and in 2018 it is...

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Petition to stop event in Southwark park

  Southwark Park will play host to ‘Alice in winter wonderland’ a Christmas festival from the 21st of November to the 5th of January. The festival features thousands of lights and over 160 giant lanterns in the shape of the characters from Alice in Wonderland that can be seen set up in different scenes as the path is followed, meeting the Christmas market and Santa’s grotto at the ...

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The problem with editorial analytics

Analytics- a great way of identifying audiences or encouraging the pursuit of clickbait? In the last 5 years analytics have become a vital part of the career of journalists particularly in the newsroom where they dictate a large part of editorial analytics. In the past when producing a piece of work a journalist would not have anywhere near as much information on their audiences but now they are a...

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Saoirse Ronan: teen talent that grew into true stardom

The profile I chose to take a look at was ‘Saoirse Ronan: teen talent that grew into true stardom’ which detailed the life of Saoirse Ronan, her journey to becoming the A list actor she is today and what life was like for her growing up. The writer went in depth discussing her background as well as her parents with focus on normalising her, detailing her time in school and the jobs that her parent...

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How digital developments change journalism

Some of the key features in “News storytelling in a Digital Landscape” are that in some cases journalists believed due to the advancement in technology that media stories were shorter with less narrative and long form journalism was decreasing becoming a niche as most people would rather read shorter pieces, this is thought to be because of reduced attention spans. Another change has been that com...

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First patchwork article

Migration hidden beneath Tate Modern’s latest Exhibition Heat-sensitive material accompanied with a ‘crying’ room are apart of the latest exhibition at The Tate Modern with the intention to make visitors ‘uncomfortable’ and highlight the journey migrants take. Tate Modern’s Turbine hall flooring is covered in heat-sensitive material, commissioned by Hyundai. Hiding beneath it is a portrait of Yous...

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