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Harlesden Christmas Lights Switch On – REVIEW

Harlesden Christmas Lights Switch On – REVIEW

This weekend I attended the Harlesden Christmas Lights switch on Event and what a sight it was. Hosted by Brent Councillors Dawn Butler and Muhammed Butt, Harlesden High Street was transformed into a winter wonderland celebrating the switching on of the Christmas tree and Christmas lights. Filled with music, dancing, food and socialising the event was something that I believe should be of regular ...

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Fake News influencing Politics

Fake News influencing Politics

As fake news becomes easier and easier for us to identify, we begin to understand just how much of an effect it can have on the way we perceive news.  A look into the Reuters Digital News Report 2018 suggests that the public are more concerned about fake news surrounding political views and agendas rather than fake news that is satirically based. This demonstrates that although...

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Rush Hour rebellion in Elephant and Castle

Rush Hour rebellion in Elephant and Castle

Climate Change Activists interrupt London’s morning rush hour for their environmental protest. Five groups of the Extinction Rebellion organisation brought the streets of London to a halt this morning with their protest in a bid to change the conversation around climate change. Stationed at Lambeth and Vauxhall Bridges, Elephant and Castle, Tower Bridge and Earl’s Court – the groups started their ...

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Everyday Justice

Everyday Justice

After a visit to the local magistrate’s court last week, I began to gain an understanding of exactly how the justice system works. I sat in on a case where a young man was facing an intent to supply drugs charge. The court gathered at 10 am and after a short discussion between the defendant and his lawyer, the trial began. Seated in the public gallery were members of the public along with th...

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Pensioner Murdered in Own Home

Pensioner Murdered in Own Home

A 75-year-old woman has been stabbed to death in her home in Peckham on Friday afternoon. Police were called to the scene in Ethnard Street at 4:04 pm where the victim was found suffering from multiple stab wounds. Paramedics were also present at the scene and despite their best efforts, the victim was pronounced dead at 4:37 pm. A 55-year-old man found in the house has been arrested on suspicion ...

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Virtual Reality in Storytelling

Virtual Reality in Storytelling

On looking at the different immersive storytelling projects, I believe that the one that will benefit the world of Journalism the most is the “Dataverses: Information Visualization into VR Storytelling project” by the Outliers Collective. This project makes the process of storytelling a lot easier as it allows the viewer to visually see and understand the exact events that unfolded. It also allows...

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Citizen Journalism vs Traditional Journalism

Citizen Journalism vs Traditional Journalism

In a world that is only becoming more and more technologically advanced, the dramatic rise in citizen journalism over the years is something that has been expected. Defined as the collecting and reporting of information via social media, public platforms and traditional news outlets by non-traditional sources such as the public, Citizen Journalism has become a vital foundation of journalism in the...

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Teen arrested following murder of Peckham Boy

Teen arrested following murder of Peckham Boy

A 17-year-old boy is being held in custody at a South London Police Station in connection to the murder of a Peckham schoolboy.  Officers were called to Balham Hill at 4:35pm on Friday November 2nd, after being informed about a stabbing outside of Clapham South Station. The victim known as Malcolm Mide-Madariola was reported to have been in a critical condition and died after being transporte...

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The Telegraph: bringing news to generation Z

The Telegraph: bringing news to generation Z

On tailing the Telegraph’s Snapchat for 5 days, I began to pick up on the different techniques that the paper had used to try and appeal to the younger target audience. Looking at the first article posted on Monday, it is clear to see that they heavily rely on visuals to attract readers to their discover page.   On the Telegraph’s website, there are not many graphics other than...

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First Thursdays – a concept? – REVIEW

First Thursdays – a concept? – REVIEW

Taking place at Holdrons Arcade, First Thursdays is a late night event that takes place on the first Thursday of every month from 7-9pm. I decided to head down to their second event on November 1st and what a night it was. Organised by a collective of shop owners along with the owner of the building, the main purpose of the event is to promote the arcade and the individual businesses.  I aske...

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Peckham Vision: A clearer future ahead? – REVIEW

Peckham Vision: A clearer future ahead? – REVIEW

“It’s nice to have someone looking out for our community, we need more of these across London.” – Local resident Michaela Stones comments. Despite being based on one of the busiest roads in Peckham, Holdrons Arcade is a building regularly ignored by passersby. Part of the Copeland Park and Bussey Building on Rye Lane, the building is home to various small start-up bu...

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Police release image of a person of interest

Police release image of a person of interest

Police from Southwark CID have released the image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an attack that occurred earlier this year. The non-fatal stabbing took place on Sunday, July 15 at 11:55pm, when the victim is thought to have left a nearby pub with a friend. The victim then briefly spoke to a female before exchanging numbers and heading to his car where he was then apprehend...

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Mobile News Gathering: Paving the way for a new breed of Journalism

Mobile News Gathering: Paving the way for a new breed of Journalism

With the amount of people using a mobile to access the news significantly increasing each year, the way in which journalists create and present their stories must also change with each development. As mobiles are social media native, more and more people are now using social media sites to gather their news. With this, the amount of people getting their news from a newspaper is also decreasing. Th...

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Portrait of Reconciliation: protagonists thoughts

Portrait of Reconciliation: protagonists thoughts

I decided to analyse the Portraits of reconciliation photo between Lawrence Nsabimana and Beatrice Mukarwambari and on looking at the image, one of the first things I picked up on was the body language of the two. Despite the closeness of the two and the positioning of Nsabimana’s hand, it is clear to see that there is still some hostility between the two. This is made evident by the tight c...

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Editorial Analytics –  a controversial issue?

Editorial Analytics – a controversial issue?

Although the use of analytics in the newsroom can provide various journalistic benefits, there are also several editorial issues that can arise.   On looking at the example given by the New York Times, it is clear to see how much of an impact analytics can have on journalist writing. On their coverage of a shot police officer on July 8th 2016, the times changed their ...

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