We love catching up with our trainees as they undertake their journalism courses at News Associates – the UK’s number one NCTJ journalism school. This week part-time trainee Robert Middleton describes what it was like going to a count and covering the General Election.
Social media, the effect of the tabloids and the decline of policy coverage were all up for discussion at JournoFest’s ‘Political Journalism: Going beyond the Westminster bubble’ panel, writes Nicholas Tyrrell.
Every month we’ll catch up with our journalism students at News Associates as they undertake their Diploma in Multimedia Journalism at the UK’s number one NCTJ school.
Welcome to 2017. The year when the incompetency of political leaders is easily explained away as nasty journalists from the Planet Zog asking unfair questions, writes News Associates head of journalism Andrew Greaves.
It hasn’t been a great year for Katie Hopkins, who has demonstrated that writing unpleasant things on Twitter can not only get you fired, but can also leave you with a rather large legal bill – provided you are stupid enough to direct your comments at the wrong person, writes our law tutor Guy Toyn.
Fact-checking, teamwork and a healthy dose of scepticism when it comes to social media are key to covering a breaking news story in an effective and compassionate way.