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How local news becomes all about crossing your arms….

Working as a journalist means being part of an industry whose members currently define it by words ranging from ‘beleaguered’ ‘challenged’ and ‘besieged’ to ‘screwed’, ‘f#¤ked’ and ‘dodo’. Different parts of the industry are using different weapons in their losing … Continue reading

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Breaking Bullshit Happening Somewhere

I do love The Onoin. And the spoof news site has seldom got it more right on than this two minute piece about live TV news 🙂

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Doughnut for watering trees becomes massive story – three years after publication

My old haunts at Ingeniøren (The Engineer) in Denmark has seen some peculiar on-line traffic in recent weeks. Each year, the company writes December stories about inventions, and they had one referring to another publication’s awards ceremony. They referred to … Continue reading

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The wonderful world of English local news headlines

Photo by: Gwydion M. Williams Sometimes English local news just isn’t that exciting….so what do you do, if you’re the journalist or editor assigned to write said news? Well, at times you spice things up a bit, twisting and tweaking … Continue reading

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Surreal Saturday: Setting fire to peanuts and trying to make love to an ambulance

Photo by: Gwydion M. Williams Sometimes you really have to hand it to local news. Down this way (which is Devon), it’s the place to go for weird and wonderful stories that usually involve people acting in ways that would … Continue reading

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Men are from Mars, and there’s life on Venus, say Russians via Asia and then Yahoo! – aw, shut up!

Photo by: blmurch The Internet can sometimes take a story and run it through the news cycle at breakneck speed. One media will start the race by posting the story and then everybody else jumps on the train and tries … Continue reading

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Have I got (Serious) News For You

The media in England have recently had a field day with the formerly famous and now notorious TV-presenter and personality Jimmy Saville. Jimmy Saville died in 2011 and since his death allegations and evidence has emerged that seems to proves … Continue reading

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