Not only is the MA Magazine Journalism course at the University of Sheffield PTC-accredited, it also offers a lot of hands-on experience to its students. While the first semester went by in building ground rules in UK law, ethics, news writing and reporting, and basics of feature writing, this semester we've been thrown headfirst into … Continue reading My Magazine: For Parents with Special Needs Children
[My 350 word piece for the magazine portfolio submitted last semester] Every year more British women head to foreign destinations with the aim of having sex with local men. With over 2.2 million divorced women in UK and over twenty percent of women single over the age of 20, is sex tourism here to stay? … Continue reading (S)ex-otic Vacations
Journalists and Ethics
This isn't going to be a post about ethics and journalism per se, but an accurate report of a conversation I had with an immigration official (yes, that's right). I was going through immigration checks at Heathrow airport. Now, for those ignorant souls who have no clue about the trials and tribulations many international students … Continue reading Journalists and Ethics
Me? A journalist?
Apart from the interesting thoughts the comment on my last post provoked, I was caught by the part which said that I, as a journalist, have a responsibility to report, not to comment. I definitely agree with this point. In fact, in our news-writing module at my course here, we are drilled on how to keep … Continue reading Me? A journalist?
Vanity Fair, how I wronged thee!
As a student on the MA Magazine Journalism course, we're encouraged (obviously) to not only look at newspapers, but also at magazines. My course leader, Ms. Yvonne Illsley, cannot recommend Vanity Fair enough. I have a confession to make. I always thought it was a magazine full of gloss and fluff and nothing else. That … Continue reading Vanity Fair, how I wronged thee!