When I was a student one of my lecturers, Richard Fletcher, quoted Lord Acton’s dictum:
“Power tends to corrupt, absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely” and told me it was the journalist’ job to bring the powerful to account.
This has been my life’s work and it continues to this day underpinning my teaching.
Very pleasing review of the journalism text book I coauthored with Steve Hill
Book review: Online journalism: The essential guide
Steve Hill and Paul Lashmar, Online journalism: The essential guide. London: Sage, 2014. 304 pp. ISBN 978-1-4462-0734-5.
Lily Canter, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
Such is the nature of online journalism that every time a new book on the subject is published it is immediately out of date. It is also a slightly awkward contradiction to have a printed tome, demonstrating the skills and knowledge required to become a successful online journalist.
There was a short period when I fancied myself as a fashion photographer.
This was the first time I got paid for a photograph. In, of all unlikely publications, Fashion Weekly 11 June 1976.
Just found this picture I took as a student journalist at an ABC Trial demo in 1976.
According to my calculations these two would be MI42.5 and MI43 now. I wonder who they are?