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February 21, 2012

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» Masterclass from producer of BBC Story of Wales

Students at Glamorgan’s Atrium campus had a sneak preview of the new BBC Story of Wales, when John Geraint, creative director of Green Bay Media, who made the series, gave a masterclass on television production.  We can reveal that the … Continue reading

October 31, 2011

Journalism News
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» Citizen journalism or ‘talented reporters’ – what does Wales need?

The Assembly Member who’s heading up an inquiry into the media in Wales will be speaking at a conference on the future of the Welsh press on 19 November. Ken Skates AM, writing in today’s Western Mail, says the country … Continue reading

December 13, 2010

Journalism News
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» Investigative journalism in hard times

Martin Shipton of Media Wales gave a fascinating and provocative insight into investigative journalism when he spoke to students at the Atrium in Cardiff, as part of the Media, Culture & Journalism guest lecture series. He took part in a question-and-answer session with journalism lecturer James Stewart.

Among other things he discussed his recent investigation of the Wales Audit Office.

You can listen to the conversation here.

Investigative Journalism In Hard Times by Martin Shipton by Nicola Munday

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February 25, 2010

Journalism News
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A group of third-year and post-graduate students from the University of Glamorgan recently visited London. They went to the House of Commons, the Daily Telegraph, the BBC World Service and BBC Television Centre. Here are ten memorable points made by the people they were fortunate enough to meet:

I’m still thinking about how I can keep a competitive edge – Huw Edwards, BBC TV News

The new generation of journalists need basic news knowledge but also need to know about social networking, blogging, podcasts and search-engine optimisation – Urmee Khan, Digital Media Correspondent, Daily Telegraph

Hand-held appliances are changing the whole approach of the World Service to programming – Simon Derry, BBC World Service Trust

I rely on Twitter, Facebook and RSS feeds – Urmee Khan, Daily Telegraph

TV is being viewed on mobile phones in Africa by people who cannot afford terrestrial or satellite television – Joseph Warungu, Head of African News & Current Affairs, BBC World Service

The MPs’ expenses story shows that newspapers are still at the cutting edge of journalism – George Newkey-Burden, Daily Telegraph

It’s all about story-telling – Kerensa Jennings, BBC College of Journalism

Any time you invest in improving your (English) language skills is time which will reap great benefits – Huw Edwards, BBC TV News

The core skills don’t change, but new media are constantly changing – Kevin Marsh, BBC College of Journalism

The relationship between an MP and the press is sacrosanct – Elfyn Llwyd MP

August 1, 2008

Inside Security News
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» Is your DNS secure? Not much you can do anyway!

With the patch for the DNS exploit (US-CERT's Vulnerability Note VU#800113 [3]) being rolled out, The Register reports[1] of users being redirected to fake google sites. At the end of the article there are two test sites. I tried both tests and both had good news. The Uni.’s domains check out to have a GREAT (in green) source port randomness and GREAT transaction ID randomness.

1. tested 2. tested

At least I won’t be getting any dodgy ad-based obscene material in my searches for journal articles and conference papers.

Don’t forget to test your ISP: https://www.dns-oarc.net/oarc/services/dnsentropy , Keep an eye out if they are vulnerable and tell us the results.

Update: Sure you could change your DNS entry and have your requests directed to OpenDNS. That is up to you, and how paranoid you are.

Links Used:
[1] theregister.co.uk - Black hats attack gaping DNS hole -http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/31/dns_cache_poisoning_goes_wild/

[2] DNS-OARC - Web-based DNS Randomness Test - https://www.dns-oarc.net/oarc/services/dnsentropy

[3] US-CERT's Vulnerability Note VU#800113 - http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/800113