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Guardian Open Weekend: ideas, culture and insight

Guardian cartoonists drew a mural of events at the weekend

Guardian cartoonists draw a mural of events at the weekend

I’m not going to try and answer the question ‘What is the future of newspapers?’ or ‘Is journalism dead?’ here. That’s not because I don’t want to, but because I genuinely can’t – I’m a student, not a fortune teller. That, and what a mainstream blog post that would be, really. The future of journalism was a large part, but not the entire point of the Guardian’s Open Weekend which I had the pleasure to attend. Instead, it was about ideas, culture and insight, and here’s my take on it.

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Journalists are paying the price for free news

The Boar through the ages

To go into journalism during the current climate, you must be either very brave, or very stupid. Continue reading

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Guardian debate: How to restore trust in the press

Guardian debate: Hacking and the future of the press. Photo: Tash Clark

“Once we lose reporters, we’re all fucked.” – Alan Rusbridger, Editor of the Guardian, September 29th 2011.

Everyone must be sick of hearing about, talking about and reading about hacking and the News of The World scandal by now, surely? Wrong.

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Work experience at The Coventry Telegraph

Work experience with The Coventry Telegraph started off with trying to get into the building itself. After a 7am start and a rather tense car journey spent driving around Coventry trying to find the offices themselves, I wasn’t expecting such an obstacle so early on in the day. Continue reading

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Hacking scandal is the reason why everyone hates journalists: time to stop the BSkyB takeover

Photography: Rupert Murdoch - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2009 by World Economic Forum

The News of The World and its hacking scandal is the reason why everyone hates journalists. This is the only chance to stop Murdoch dominating the media.

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Work experience troubles

After sending off my BBC News application after over six weeks of writing it (I gave it a rest during exams) I was surprised at the rapid response of my rejection the next morning. Hours of writing about my ‘suitability’, ‘education’ and ‘experience’ about a placement for the BBC resulted in five seconds of skimming an email to tell me I’m unsuccessful and they can provide no feedback as to why.

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Can newspapers/the media ever be unbiased?

On March 26 2011, over 250,000 people protested in London as part of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) March for the Alternative. Ed Miliband spoke to crowds in Hyde Park, thousands walked through the city passing the Houses of Parliament and through Trafalgar Square in opposition to the governments’ fierce cuts. Impressive, honourable, a great achievement some would say.

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