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November 3, 2014

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» Working for a beacon in real local journalism

What a delight to welcome back BA Journalism graduate Vicky Hallifax as one of our recent Atrium journalism/media guest speakers here at USW’s central Cardiff campus. And even more delightful to welcome her as editor, following her recent promotion. Vicky … Continue reading

October 11, 2013

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» Graduate challenges

Over the summer I was busy collecting stories from graduates about the challenges they faced in the early weeks and months after leaving university.  Unsurprisingly, one of the biggest challenges in the current economic climate is getting a graduate job. So … Continue reading

June 3, 2013

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» Radio shines at Curious13 Final Show

Radio students graduating this summer put on a live final radio show during the Curious13 event at the Atrium in Cardiff on Friday night.  Broadcasting under the Exposure Radio brand, it was carried live to the world on the student … Continue reading

May 7, 2013

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» Getting his voice heard: CJ Edwards makes the grade

HAVING just completed a two week live television project as part of final year undergraduate assessments, I can’t say I’ve had much time to tune into anything other than Exposure TV over the last few weeks. I potentially had a … Continue reading

February 20, 2013

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» Time for television to take over the Exposure brand

By Julie Kissick As one door closes … another one opens. Exposure Radio is done and dusted for this year, and we move on to Exposure TV. This is the first year the university has run this Major Broadcast module … Continue reading

February 18, 2013

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» Inspiration is what you need to succeed

By Julie Kissick As an undergraduate, I was fascinated by the 19th century novelist George Eliot, (aka Mary Ann Evans). Her unconventional life, strength of character and dogged determination to do things her way inspired me. Eliot was a woman … Continue reading

February 4, 2013

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» Exposure is Back!

For the third year running January was a month of madness. Nothing to do with the post-Christmas blues or the inclement weather, but the preparations for and arrival of another three week live broadcast project named by the class of … Continue reading

December 18, 2012

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» Welcome to the digital natives

Young people’s familiarity with social media became very clear to the journalism team at Glamorgan on the first interview day for would-be students starting in October 2013. Not only do they use social media as their main source of information, … Continue reading

May 21, 2012

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» Using social media to gather 50-year-old smallpox stories

A four-month long experiment in the use of social media to gather people’s memories about the 1962 smallpox outbreak in Wales comes to an end today. Tracking the events of 50 years ago – often day by day – the … Continue reading

July 20, 2010

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» Guardian showcase for student work

Glamorgan journalism student Steven Lawless has been writing about ships and libraries for the Guardian local site in Cardiff.

This pilot project in local journalism by the Guardian has proved a useful one for our students. For a snapshot of examples of their work there, and elsewhere, let your cursor hover over the links on the right of the page.

In the meantime, the three best things I’ve read this week on the future of journalism are:

  • this on how algorithms are generating the ‘talking points’ that journalists traditionally find by a mix of instinct and experience
  • this bleak commentary on local news in South Wales which has now provoked a backlash from the Western Mail – see comment below
  • and this report on the Scottish scene, from which lessons can surely be drawn

These are interesting times, with opportunities as well as challenges, as colleague James Stewart pointed out  on these pages just a few weeks ago. And if you want to spend a year pondering some of the questions raised at the links above, there are still places on our MA courses where you can do just that – while polishing your professional skills, too.