Objectivity in journalism

College notes: Objectivity called for journalists to develop a consistent method of reporting only the facts and not a personal attitude toward the facts. That means that when covering hard news, reporters don’t convey their own feelings, biases or prejudices in their stories.  This article questions if objectivity has chilled journalists. Objectivity was not always…

Reflection of a mature student: On asking questions

Is there such thing as asking too many questions in college? Short answer yes! Nothing worse than the mature student who asks too many questions, am I right? Always asking questions that just don’t make any sense, “Okay Susan we get it you’re out of your depth and don’t know how Google works”, I’m not…

Robs Notes:

Introduction into communism ‘The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.’  Communist Manifesto (1848). While there were many theorists of various kinds of communism both before Marx (e.g. Henrde Saint-Simon, 1760–1825; Charles Fourier, 1772–1837) and as contemporaries (e.g. Pierre Joseph Proudhon, 1809–65), the person almost always seen nowadays as the…

Bedtime stories

Under the reign of Cecrops, men and women could vote equally.  Society in Athens at that time was sexually freer.  This freedom was undermined when Athene and Poseidon raced for patronage of the city of Athens. While the men voted for Poseidon, the women voted for Athene. Since the women were more numerous Athene won…

Documentary project: The many voices of democracy

This was a project that I undertook in my 3rd year of journalism school, I am just transferring it onto this blog post. The assignment was to document a social event, or events. I got to record in one day about three to four different protests, each one very different to the other. I wanted…

Reflections of a mature student: Getting ahead of the game

So I started to read the handbook for writing your dissertation, these handbooks are great for giving you all the information that your college department is looking for when you hand in your projects. This blog post is just about what a literature review is and the best ways to approach the research of the…

Reflections of a mature student: Heading into my final year

This series is just a reflection of my college experiences from a mature student perspective. College is rapidly approaching and after an unavoidable year off from finishing my degree I am heading back to the class room to finish my degree. Originally I took up blogging as a way to reflect on the difficulties of…

Don’t try

I wanted to write this post a number of weeks ago originally I wanted to name the post “strike when the iron is hot”. I found myself wanting to push out content on this blog regardless about the quality. More consistent content is good for analytics, it is one thing that I use when promoting…

A crazy thing that helps me write

Everyone has their own quirks when it comes to writing, I am no different. I have one or two that I am going to share. When I am looking to get my creative juices flowing I like doing housework, it really helps me get the juices flowing (honestly wish it was something more rock’n’roll like…

How to write more: Lean into the pain

There are two types of people: those who do and those who do not. That is the simple formula for succeeding in life. The world of writing is no different, you have the discipline to sit down and put pen to paper and finish something or, you do not. With all the distraction that now…