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The definition of a journalist

One of the questions that we get asked as beginner journalism students is “what are the qualities of a good journalist?”. Very early on we start to define the profession of journalist. The qualities we associate with the term “good … Continue reading

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Journalism and coding

The thing that really interested me while reading this article about coding was first and foremost that it was written by a journalism student such as myself. Meaning that it would definitely provide a modern look on coding. But most … Continue reading

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The internet: where fiction becomes fact

In all media it’s a matter of checking and double checking the source of a news item. On the internet however, things happen so fast that it’s easy for false rumours to spread like wildfire. The other day, it came … Continue reading

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The student journalist

There is no such thing as a ‘student journalist’. Students of journalism no longer practise their work in the seclusion of a classroom. They do not write solely for lecturers, or even for each other. Quoted from this blog. It … Continue reading

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Digital Children

We can easily say that we are living in a digital world. Information spreads faster than before through online means. For most adults it has become a standard way of life, but what about the children? The British Office of … Continue reading

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Hashtags still useful?

Twitter once introduced hashtags to make it easier for people to expose their tweets to a wider audience. And to make it easier for people to find others who tweet about the same things. When talking about a more narrowed … Continue reading

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Google has new take on personalised news

One of the nice things of online news is that you’re able to stumble upon articles through reading others. They might be about items you wouldn’t search about in the first place, but they could be interesting nonetheless. Google news … Continue reading

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