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Leeds United Linked With Tyler Roberts – Planning January Transfer Swoop? 

19 Jan 18

According to highly respected journalist Alan Nixon, Sky Bet Championship side Leeds United have emerged as the latest club seeking to secure the services of Walsall’s on-loan West Brom forward, Tyler Roberts.


News
BBC presenter Emily Maitlis speaks out over chilling 27-year stalker hell 

18 Jan 18

Obsessive Edward Vines, 47, has stalked the BBC journalist since they were both students at Cambridge University in the mid-1990s…


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Wolff at the door: it’s double trouble in The West Wing 

17 Jan 18

                    Richard Lutz reads two books that turn the spotlight on President Trump As the ex-Presidential advisor Steve Bannon is subpoenaed testify before a Grand Jury, what better time to cast an eye over two White House …


Saddlers
Kinsella Delighted to Extend His Saddlers Stay 

17 Jan 18

Following the news that he’d put pen-to-paper on an eighteen-month contract extension, Walsall right-back Liam Kinsella has spoken to club journalists and welcomed the opportunity to commit his future to the club.


Saddlers
Whitney – “I Wish Neil All the Best” 

17 Jan 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to club journalists following the news that galkeeping and first-team coach Neil Cutler has left the club to take up a position with local Premier League side West Bromwich Albion, and has wished him all…


Saddlers
Cutler – ‘West Brom Was a Club I Just Couldn’t Turn Down’ 

17 Jan 18

Following the news that he’d agreed a deal to join local Premier League side West Bromwich Albion, Neil Cutler has spoken to club journalists and thanked everyone at the club as he begins a new chapter in his coaching career.


Event
Prince of Nothingwood + Random Acts, 19 Jan 2018 – 22 Jan 2018 

16 Jan 18

19 Jan 2018 – 22 Jan 2018 – Film at mac Meet Salim Shaheen, the greatest movie director of all time…


Blog feature
Go Think Big 

15 Jan 18

Go Think Big is offering grants of up to £500 to support local digital social action projects to inspire young people (aged 15-24) to make a positive impact within their community.


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The first central database of victims in the Spanish Civil War and the Franco regime 

15 Jan 18

Bombings in Barcelona in 1938 (Image by Italian Airforce under CC) In a guest post for OJB, Carla Pedret looks at a new data journalism project to catalogue what happened during the Spanish Civil War.


Saddlers
Jon Guthrie Expecting a Tough Test Against Oxford United 

13 Jan 18

Walsall defender Jon Guthrie, who is the only player to complete every minute of first-team football this season, has spoken to club journalists ahead of this afternoon’s League One clash with Oxford United, and admitted that the Saddlers are…


Saddlers
Walsall Handed Double Fitness Boost 

12 Jan 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to club journalists ahead of Saturday’s League One clash with Oxford United, and has offered a brief update on the injury status of midfielder Florent Cuvelier and on-loan West Brom striker Tyler Roberts…


News
Toby Young resigns as university regulator after criticism over controversial comments 

9 Jan 18

The journalist turned educationalist apologised unreservedly…


Blog feature
MA Journalism news day briefing, January 2018 

8 Jan 18

We have two main stories – the royal visit and the city council meeting – plus whatever else happens on the day.


Local news
West Midlands use of Clare’s law is among the lowest in England 

8 Jan 18

The use of a law intended to protect the potential victim of domestic violence in West Midlands is still low compared to other regions in England.


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Now available under Creative Commons: my book chapter on data journalism 

8 Jan 18

When I agreed to write the second edition of the Online Journalism Handbook , I asked that the chapter on data journalism from the 2011 edition of the book be released under a Creative Commons licence.


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FAQ: How the use of UGC and verification has changed in journalism 

6 Jan 18

Photo by Autowitch The latest in my series of FAQ posts comes from a current MA Online Journalism student, who is writing an article for a German publication.


Saddlers
Dobson ‘Jumped at the Chance’ to Rejoin the Saddlers 

4 Jan 18

Newly signed Walsall midfielder George Dobson, who joined the club on a two-and-a-half year deal from Sparta Rotterdam, has spoken to club journalists and discussed his delight as he makes a welcome return to the Midlands.


Saddlers
Whitney Welcomes Dobson Deal 

3 Jan 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to club journalists following the news that 20-year-old Sparta Rotterdam midfielder George Dobson has returned to the club on a two-and-a-half year deal, and has welcomed the opportunity to bring the former…


Saddlers
Dobson ‘Delighted to be Back’ as Ex-West Ham Midfielder Pens Long-Term Deal 

3 Jan 18

New Walsall signing George Dobson, who has joined on a two-and-a-half year deal from Dutch Eredivisie side Sparta Rotterdam, has spoken to club journalists and welcomed the opportunity to return to the Banks’s.


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FAQ: Top 3 tips for journalists wanting to get started in data journalism 

27 Dec 17

Photo by Benjamin Reay The latest in my series of FAQ posts comes from the National University of Sciences Technology (NUST) in Pakistan.


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All my data journalism ebooks are $5 or less this Christmas 

21 Dec 17

The prices of my 3 data journalism ebooks — Data Journalism Heist , Finding Stories in Spreadsheets and Scraping for Journalists — have been cut to $5 on Leanpub in the lead up to Christmas.


Saddlers
Guthrie Keen to Focus on the Positives as He Targets a Return to Winning Ways 

20 Dec 17

Saddlers defender Jon Guthrie has spoken to club journalists following Saturday’s disappointing defeat to Northampton Town and insisted that there is no time to dwell on the end of an unbeaten run as he and his teammates look to begin another…


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How we did it: investigating Nigerian football agents 

19 Dec 17

Last year I was part of a team — with Yemisi Akinbobola and  Ogechi Ekeanyawu — that won a CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year award for an investigation into Nigerian football agents .


Saddlers
VIDEO | Jon Whitney Looks Ahead to Tough Test With Hasselbaink’s Cobblers 

16 Dec 17

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to club journalists ahead of this weekend’s League One clash with Northampton Town and reflected several subjects including the Saddlers’ run of three straight league wins, opposition manager Jimmy Floyd…


Sport
Stoke-on-Trent student waits for second call up to DR Congo women’s football team c 

14 Dec 17

Benedite Pambani is currently playing for Port Vale Women’s team as well as studying Sports PR and Journalism at Staffordshire University.