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The new-age of reporting

9 May

The 2010 general election was the first election I was actively involved in, both in a democratic sense, and in a journalistic capacity.

Myself and three other student journalists, (Daniel Bentley, Joseph Stashko & David Stubbings) headed down to Preston Guild Hall on Thursday 6 May to keep the readers of Blog Preston informed as to what was going on. Continue reading

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The Guardian’s views on the future of journalism

23 Mar

TODAY, as part of the Harris Lecture Series, UCLan students and staff were treated to a visit from Colin Hughes, the Managing Director of The Guardian.

Colin delivered an hour-long talk about his introduction into the journalism world, the Guardian’s liberal stance and importantly, he talked at length about quality journalism.

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Question time: Preston-style

7 Mar

ON FRIDAY evening I attended UCLan’s version of Question Time, which saw students fire questions at Preston’s MP and PPC’s.

A fistful of students attended, as well as Preston’s current MP Mark Hendrick, and the two Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPC) for Preston, Nerissa Warner-O’Neill and Mark Jewell, representing Labour, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats, respectively.

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