This is what my completed dissertation looks like!

I’m actually a little embarrassed to admit that I enjoyed this piece of work. Nevertheless, I am relieved to see it finally bound and submitted after so much hard work! Congratulations to everyone else submitting their dissertations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(If you can’t see the title clearly it says: Has the Press Complaints Commission failed to fulfil its designed remit- quite a timely piece, in fact so up to date, it will be out of date by the time it is marked!)

When you sign up to use social media, should you also be forced to acknowledge media law and be aware of how public your messages are?

In March this year, my housemate’s cousin, Liam Stacey, 21, from Swansea was sentenced to 56 days in prison for composing racially motivated tweets about Fabrice Muamba.

In April, three men were arrested by North Wales police for allegedly naming a rape victim using social media. The arrests follow comments allegedly made after Wales and Sheffield United striker Ched Evans was jailed for raping a 19-year-old woman near Rhyl.

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Why the NUJ is important for Student Journalists

Last week I went down the Angel Hotel in Cardiff where the NUJ and General Secretary Michelle Stanistreet visited the Welsh Branch of the NUJ.

She addressed the importance of the NUJ having the chance to speak at the current Leveson Inquiry– they were initially not considered as core participants. (I particularly found her comments on regulation interesting as my dissertation is focusing on the PCC.)

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Hacked off over the future of the press.

Over the past two weeks I have attended two conferences held in Cardiff that discussed local and national journalism practises.

The first of these was on Saturday 19th Nov where I was invited by freelance journalist and lecturer, Joni Ayn to help with the live coverage of the ‘Future of the Press in Wales’.

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Why I think the News Media is getting too gruesome.

I’m certain I share this opinion with many people in the UK and across the world: I did not need to see Gaddafi being filmed dragged through the streets until the final image of his deceased body was flashed onto our TV and computer screens.

Is there a limit to the amount of horror that I can expect to see on the evening news?
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