A while ago, I got some information that was the result of a Freedom of Information request. It was on the very important subject of staff wages at Durham University, something I’ve been investigating for a while. Naturally, I took it to Palatinate, Durham’s official student newspaper and the article I wrote using the data….
Because it is the season of goodwill and giving, I decided that as News Features Editor of Palatinate, it would only be fitting to finish off the year with a double page showcase of all the volunteering work that Durham students have done in 2011. I put out a call for nominations and submissions and….
For the News Features section of issue 734 of Palatinate, I decided to feature two articles about subjects that are very close to my heart: mental health and sexuality. As I had a double page to fill and no ads, I had plenty of space for the articles. I commissioned Briony Chappell to write the….
For Issue 733 of Palatinate, I decided to fill the News Features section with two very contrasting articles. The first was an investigation in whether the long-banned tradition of sporting initiations still take place in Durham University, and the second was a follow-up to last fortnight’s news feature about the CIS department. I asked Deputy….
This fortnight’s News Features section of Palatinate was severely reduced in size, thanks to the advertising space that we sold. However, there was still space for two news feature articles to be included. I wrote the one on the left page, analysing Durham University’s long-blighted ITS department and the effects that its rebirth as the….
It has been an eventful summer for the Middle East and many of Durham’s students were first-hand witness to the chaos as they were studying on their years abroad at the time. With this in mind, when it came to planning the News Features section of Palatinate, it only made sense to commission a news feature….
Amnesty International hold a Student Media Summit every year and invite two people from university media outlets around the country. As News Features Editor of Durham University’s Palatinate newspaper, I was lucky enough to get a place. Accompanying me was Michelle Wisson, Palatinate’s Comment Editor. The event was held over two days, on Wednesday 14th….
For the final edition of Palatinate of the academic year 2010/11, I had just under two pages to fill for the News Features section of the paper. I decided to write a news feature about hate crime at universities, analysing the facts that came out in a report issued by the NUS, and about the….
Today I attended a Student Journalism Masterclass run by the Press Association and held in their training headquarters in Newcastle. It was open to university students who wanted to learn more about how to produce good quality journalism, and how to ensure the integrity of their student newspaper. The day was split into three sessions which….
When Colin Campbell-Austin from Channel 4 said he had four places on offer for a tour around the Channel 4 newsrooms, I was quick to say ‘Me, me me!’ There are twelve of us on 4Talent’s Youth Advisory Panel and quite a few of us wanted to go so I was surprised and thrilled when I….
Last week, I attended a three hour workshop held at Durham University by News Associates. They are a journalism school that provides NCTJ-accredited training and they offer the workshops as an example of how they run their courses. The workshop therefore also gave us 30 attendees a practical insight into journalism and NCTJ training. The workshop was run….
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