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Are mental health issues a bigger problem than people realise, especially in men?

Are mental health issues a bigger problem than people realise, especially in men?

(Caption: Men and metal health, Credit Darren Johnson) When you think of ‘being a man’, what words or phrases come to mind? Strong, brave, avoids dealing with emotions, masculine. What about sufferers of mental health problems? Mental health issues are becoming more apparent in todays society and there is a lot more publicity coming out to help people recognise those who are suffering. However, ma...

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University Vs Apprenticeship

University Vs Apprenticeship

By Elle-Mae Smith (Caption: University library, credit: Gary Tamin) Over the years, the view that university is the best route for college leavers to take has been constantly questioned. Now, in 2018, UCAS has seen a huge decline in university applicants. It’s very well known that deciding to go to university, whilst being a great opportunity, can leave students in huge amounts of debt. These debt...

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JLDN live show: Monday 12th March

VT Role – article When creating this week’s VT package, there were a lot of issues with when we could get together and how we could get the clips to each other to edit. This week did end up with Isla creating the entire package by herself unfortunately. I had offered to edit, although when had filmed everything, she had no way of sending the clips over to me. The final package was very well ...

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JLDN live show: Monday 5th March

VT Role – camera operator During this week’s live show, our content team covered a story sex education apps for young adults. These apps aim offer more accurate help and advice for people about their sexual health. Me and Isla did some research on the story during Wednesday’s class and booked out the necessary equipment for us to film. We decided on Isla to present and me to film...

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The British Acadamy Film Awards 2018

21:00 – The BAFTA Awards begins with pictures from the red carpet and Dermot O’Leary welcoming people to enjoy the show. The opening included brief interviews with stars such as Orlando Bloom, Margot Robbie and Tom Cruise. 21:07 – The ceremony opened with a circus duo from the show ‘Ovo’. The act was inspired by the recently released film ‘The Shape of WaterR...

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JLDN Radio Show: Monday 12th February

VT Team – voice over and VT editor This week, our content team was the planning team. This meant that we had an extra two days planning to find the content for our final VT. Due to it being pancake day the day after the broadcast, we decided to create a radio package running through a basic pancake recipe.  We split the clip up into three sections, with me, Isla and Olivia doing the voi...

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JLDN live show: Monday 5th February

During the second week back, we, the second-year students, were getting ready to produce our first live show of the semester. We started the day by going through everyone’s packages, recapping what stories people had reported on and making sure the VT’s were edited and finalised. The team also got a rough running order of the show, which in turn lead to my content team’s VT being cut, due to their...

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Drugs Vs Alcohol: Which causes more trouble?

Drugs Vs Alcohol: Which causes more trouble?

Most people at some point in their lives, end up getting addicted to something, whether that’s playing video games, going shopping, or something that can be more life changing, like drugs or alcohol. Pic: Is alcohol more harmful than drug misuse? (credit: Samantha Cohen) Written by Elle-Mae Smith     There have been many studies produced over the years that have tried to suggest one...

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JLDN live show: Thursday 16th November

This week we decided to take on a Christmas theme to creating our VT for the live show. We found that the South Bank Christmas Market had opened a few days earlier, so we decided to do a review type package on what people can expect and why they should visit there. We were also assigned our own photographer this week, to go out and take some pictures that would accompany the written piece and be a...

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Wintertime at South Bank: A festival for everyone.

Wintertime at South Bank: A festival for everyone.

Christmas stalls light up the River side at the South Bank Wintertime Festival. (Photographer: Sophie Gibbons, photography student at London South Bank University) The annual South Bank Wintertime festival has been set up again and crowds are gathering daily to see what it has to offer. With multiple stalls and things to do, it is truly a festival for all ages. Elle-Mae Smith, JLDN Each year the S...

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A visit to the BBC: Sharon’s shocking donation

Sharon Osborne continued to prove her giving and caring nature whilst surprisingly donating a large sum of money to charity. The xfactor judge is well known for her fame and fortune, so it should come as no shock when she announces she’s spending a lot of money. However, when she said that she was donating £10,000 to Children in Need live on The One Show, on Thursday the 26th of October, the...

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JLDN live show: Thursday 9th November

During the third week of creating our live shows, our VT team was given the responsibility of creating a package around Esports. After a while of not knowing what to do, we were informed that there were new Esports bars appearing all over London. We contacted a few and they were all pretty responsive and positive in allowing us to film our package in their bars. This week I took on the role of edi...

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TFL report shows tube violence on the rise

TFL report shows tube violence on the rise

London commuters are turning away from using the tube, as low-level violence is on the rise. Figures have risen dramatically in the past year, according to TFL. Every Londoner who uses the tube, knows how busy it can get at rush hours. People become stressed, wanting to get home after a long and busy day, and end up in crowds trying to squeeze into an already full carriage. An official report has ...

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JLDN live show: Thursday 26th October

During our planning meeting on Monday this week our group found that a new study had been released, showing that people who had a longer commute were less dedicated into going into work. We decided to take this idea and see if students had the same approach. During the meeting, I took on the role of camera person, which involved booking out the equipment and filming the necessary clips needed to m...

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JLDN live show: Thursday 19th October

This week, my team chose to do a VT about black history month. We felt it was important to cover this important topic as there were a lot of events going on across London and in our university, LSBU. During this week I helped to come up with the idea of what we would cover and how we would create a VT from it. I also helped find out key information, such as dates for some of the lecturers going on...

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