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Cathy Loughran Cathy Loughran is currently editing the College of Journalism blog Blog posts in total 16

  1. Journalists in danger: Symposium steps up pressure on safety

    Monday 14 April 2014, 16:29

    More than 540 journalists have been killed since 2007, with less than one in 10 cases resolved. Against that background, last week’s London symposium on the safety of journalists set itself the task of producing strategies to combat impunity.

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  2. #polis2014: A few final thoughts on robot journalism, Durex and James Bond

    Wednesday 2 April 2014, 12:35

    Now the dust has settled on the 2014 Polis conference, I thought I would whittle out some passing gems that were shared away from the main stage at the LSE last week.

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  3. Getting into journalism: Bring a different story - refugee Jamal Osman

    Tuesday 11 March 2014, 11:28

    The third blog in our series on different routes into journalism is about the inspirational experience of Jamal Osman: a former asylum seeker and now award-winning Channel 4 reporter and film-maker.

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  4. Getting into journalism: Just go out and do it, says VICE maverick Tim Pool

    Wednesday 19 February 2014, 11:35

    There have always been journalists like VICE correspondent Tim Pool who think that the world has more to teach than the classroom.

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  5. Sochi: Expert insights on eve of Winter Olympics

    Wednesday 5 February 2014, 14:37

    BBC journalists were given a pre-Sochi Olympics briefing from the Russian Service's Anastasia Uspenskaya, Kyrill Dissanayake of BBC Monitoring and BBC Sports News correspondent Andy Swiss.

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  6. Innovative journalism thriving on transparency

    Monday 3 February 2014, 11:25

    There is an old adage that journalists who work in glass houses do not take shortcuts with their stories. Well, maybe not, but that was the message at New Ways of Doing Journalism.

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  7. How to attend a press conference: wear red, watch the body language

    Friday 17 January 2014, 10:51

    The President Hollande press conference this week was not the rough and tumble of more routine political ‘pressers’ where journalists’ tactics, positioning, alliances - even what they wear - can influence the course of events.

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  8. College of Journalism announces winner of second Student Innovation Award

    Wednesday 18 December 2013, 11:04

    This year the judges singled out Crossing the Bridge, an ambitious multimedia project documenting ethnic tensions in Kosovo, by Bournemouth University MA student Joshua Longmore.

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  9. College of Journalism’s Student Innovation Award down to the final four

    Wednesday 11 December 2013, 11:50

    An exploration of drone journalism, a powerful documentary about ethnic tensions in Kosovo, a multimedia history of nuclear power, and an interactive piece of election coverage, are shortlisted for our second Student Innovation Award.

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  10. We all love lists, but are they all journalism?

    Thursday 9 May 2013, 12:21

    Five years ago, self-styled digital pioneer Howard Owens blogged about 10 things journalists could do to reinvent journalism. The list did not include compiling lists, but it was the best-read post by the veteran New York blogger in more than a decade.

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  11. TV women in a man's world: 'a different set of cards'

    Friday 12 April 2013, 10:30

    It is a rare sight on the journalism conference circuit, or any conference circuit come to that, so when an all-female panel assembled on the platform at the LSE last Friday it was probably time to listen up.

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  12. Broadcasting hub in a tower block was Olympian feat of engineering

    Monday 25 March 2013, 17:34

    The 2012 London Olympics brought the challenge of broadcasting live to a different level - more precisely to the top floors of a 1960s block of flats in East London.

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  13. Social media and the law: a case to regulate or educate?

    Thursday 7 March 2013, 12:26

    In December, the director of public prosecution issued a set of interim guidelines designed to help Twitter and Facebook users stay on the right side of the law.

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  14. ‘Jargongate’: pedants' revolt on a wet February afternoon

    Wednesday 27 February 2013, 14:44

    Curious news this week from Azerbaijan where the government has introduced a Terminology Commission with a view to regulating the use of language, including in the media.

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  15. ‘Islamist’ - acceptable shorthand or dangerously misleading?

    Friday 8 February 2013, 12:15

    Last week Artyom Liss, head of the BBC Russian service, took to Twitter to ask followers what the word Islamist means to them. It was in anticipation of taking part in a broadcast debate.

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  16. How ‘neat’ is Facebook’s Graph Search? A few first impressions

    Wednesday 16 January 2013, 15:00

    You want to invite friends over for Game of Thrones, but need to find out who among your friends actually likes Games of Thrones. Facebook Graph Search will deliver, says Mark Zuckerberg.

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