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April 11, 2006

Letter to the Guardian

Letter printed in The Guardian, 10th April 2006

Dear Sir,

As dedicated student journalists, we were disappointed to read that the prestigious Guardian/Sky News Student Media Awards 2006 were again discriminating against student broadcast journalism.

Student broadcast journalism is thriving, with student TV quickly catching up with nearly half a century of groundbreaking student radio.

But it is upsetting to find that the Student Media Awards do not reflect the hard work of people working in radio and TV, as the name 'student media' (and its sponsor Sky News) suggests it should. Many of the judges work in broadcast media, and we're sure they too would wish to see the awards become less exclusive.

May we suggest that in future years, at least some of the categories are explicitly opened up to work from all forms of media, thereby representing the full range of the industry which MediaGuardian is unique in promoting. Otherwise, shouldn't they be called the 'Student Press Awards'?

Yours,

Chris Doidge, Adam Westbrook and Jimmy Buckland


Logic

  • US makes growling noises at Iran
  • World oil prices rise over fears of collapse in Iran's oil supply
  • Oil companies' profits go up on back of higher oil prices
  • Oil companies give money to US government and political parties

Is it really very cynical to wonder what causes the US to make angry noises at Iran?


False Alarm???

Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4898398.stm

The 'working hypothesis' in Whitehall is that the swan that died of the 'deadly strain of bird flu' may have been washed up from another country.

The type of H5N1 it had was identical to the one found in Germany, and it seems as if the failure to find any other dead swans in Scotland suggests this may well be a one-off that was swept ashore by the tides.

So does this mean we're going to have all of this hullabaloo all over again when the UK does actually have bird flu!?!

And does this mean that the concern was all a fuss over nothing?

I've not seen this news reported on TV yet, but I'm willing to bet that it won't get the same attention in the media that the initial 'outbreak' did.


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