Archive for October, 2010

We’re the ‘mass’ in ‘mass media’: bloggers meet journalists with Bristol NUJ

| October 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

‘Newspapers used to be the mass media. But this is the mass media now,’ declared Guardian media commentator Roy Greenslade at Bristol’s Watershed last Friday to a packed audience of bloggers and journalists.

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Anti-cuts demo in Bristol today: rally to the NUJ banner!

| October 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Bristol and District Anti-Cuts Alliance is holding a demonstration and rally today, Saturday 23rd October, to protest against the savagery of the brutal cuts in public services facing the nation – the worst, some commentators say, since 1921. The demonstration is supported by trades unions and the Bristol Trades Council, including the NUJ. Our banner […]

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Live stream: ‘What’s the Blogging Story?’ and Newsfutures workshops for bloggers

| October 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

We’ve organised online live streaming for this weekend’s discussions and workshops about the interface between blogging, journalism and global media. So now everyone, wherever they are, will be able to watch the events, chat about them, and join in via Twitter. Streaming will be live from 7 p.m. this evening, at ‘What’s the Blogging Story?’ It […]

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A Crisis for the Banks or an Opportunity for the World?

| October 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

A Crisis for the Banks or an Opportunity for the World? Robin Hood Tax debate, TONIGHT at Bristol’s Watershed The NUJ is backing this campaign The Robin Hood Tax is a tiny tax on speculative financial transactions, an average of 0.05%,  that could raise as much as £20 BILLION per year in Britain alone.  That’s […]

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Brooke Magnanti, ‘Belle de Jour’, speaks out in Bristol

| October 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Speaking for the first time ever on BBC Radio Bristol, Bristol University scientist Dr Brooke Magnanti has described the problems of staying anonymous while writing her hit blog, ‘Diary of a London Call Girl’, later a TV series starring Billie Piper. She told Ben Prater on the Drive programme: ‘It was a bit of an […]

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