Patch Story #2: Special needs charity hopes to raise £300,000

A charity that caters to children with disabilities needs to raise £300,000 in order to develop the empty land adjoining their new headquarters. Fairplay was founded in 1992 and is currently situated in a small office on Chatsworth Road in Chesterfield. Come March 2010, they will move to Myplace Chesterfield on Alexandra Road West, the … Continue reading Patch Story #2: Special needs charity hopes to raise £300,000

Patch Story #1: Closure of UFO hotline affects many

As part of the module "JNL6006 - Researching News", we had to submit four news stories for a news portfolio for assessment. Students were given patches to get their stories from. Mine was Chesterfield, Derbyshire. This is one of the stories I submitted. In my opinion, this one is the weakest of all my stories. … Continue reading Patch Story #1: Closure of UFO hotline affects many

Journalists who want commissions… from their subjects!

As someone who has written for various publications, I have yet to take a commission, or what is in my mind a bribe, from anyone I've written about. I suppose it is an ethical concept that might tragically get twisted and bent once idealistic journalists get out in the real world. But this is one thing … Continue reading Journalists who want commissions… from their subjects!