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BBC journalist and Solihull School alumni Michael Buerk to return for student debate 

11 Jul 18

BBC journalist and Solihull School alumni Michael Buerk returned for some lively debate.

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Come up and see me 

10 Jul 18

Cockney rebel Steve Harley talks to Dave Woodhall.

Death of gentleman-journalist and Reliant Cars PR man who “had a sense of community” 

7 Jul 18

A HIGHLY respected West Midlands journalist who played a pivotal role in the launch of the Channel Tunnel during a distinguished 50-year career in newspapers and PR has died.

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Obituary: Ken Jackson 

7 Jul 18

Tributes paid to former West Midlands journalist.

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Emma Youle: “Local newspapers are one of the best places to do in-depth investigations because they are very well connected to the community” 

3 Jul 18

Emma Youle speaking at the Data Journalism UK conference in 2017 – photo by Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra As Archant’s award-winning Emma Youle announces she is to leave local newspapers to join Huffington Post UK as a special correspondent.

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Theatre tour puts investigative journalism on stage will visit Brum 

25 Jun 18

A collaboration between journalists and performers will use dramatic techniques to bring stories and reporting about domestic violence to theatre-goers across the country.

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Designing data journalism courses: reflections on a decade of teaching 

21 Jun 18

Students from the MA Data Journalism join conference attendees in a session at the Data Journalism UK conference In this second extract from a commentary for Asia Pacific Media Educator I reflect on the lessons learned from a decade of teaching …

Windrush Generation: Journalist Josh Layton reflects on grandmother’s voyage 

20 Jun 18

Myrtle dreamed of a better life…

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Teaching data journalism — fast and slow 

19 Jun 18

Lecture theatre image by judy dean I’ve now been teaching data journalism for over a decade — from one-off guest classes at universities with no internal data journalism expertise, to entire courses dedicated to the field.

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3 concepts from archive studies that every data journalist should know 

5 Jun 18

Image by Takashi Toyooka Some useful frameworks for judging data from archival field outlined by @JamesLowryRAI at #datajustice18 in relation to Kenyan open data – including provenance (in that case opaque), custody (undocumented) and curation (no …

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This is what I learned after teaching chatbots to journalists: 3 takeaways for newsrooms 

31 May 18

In a guest post for OJB  Maria Crosas points out three main takeaways that newsrooms should consider when aiming for a complete chatbot experience.

Birmingham Mail Investigations Editor named best UK regional reporter after gangs coverage 

21 May 18

Jeanette Oldham won at Friday’s Regional Press Awards, while BirminghamLive journalist Zoe Chamberlain was highly commended…

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BBC journalist, Paralympic gold medalist, South African mediator, and NASA scientist to receive honorary degrees from the University of Warwick 

14 May 18

Leading BBC Journalist Stephen Sackur, Paralympic rowing gold medalist Pamela Relph, a South African conflict mediator Peter Harris, and a NASA scientist Douglas Terrier, are just four of the people who will receive honorary degrees from the …

Sold, 17 May 2018 – 19 May 2018 

13 May 18

17 May 2018 – 19 May 2018 – Theatre at The Old Joint Stock Sex trafficking and slavery are as big a problem in the UK now as they were when John Godber’s hard-hitting and humane play was first performed in 2007.

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Birmingham Elections: How the parties plan to solve the city’s housing issues and homelessness 

1 May 18

© Copyright Michael Westley and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence (unedited).

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EGX Rezzed | Eurogamer Gives Advice on How to Get into Games Journalism 

24 Apr 18

Gaming Editor Emma Kent rounds up the EGX Rezzed 2018 session on breaking into games journalism, and asks Eurogamer about diversity problems in the industry The post EGX Rezzed | Eurogamer Gives Advice on How to Get into Games Journalism appeared …

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Wanted: MA Data Journalism applicants to work with Haymarket Automotive 

23 Apr 18

image: Haymarket One of the industry partners for the MA in Data Journalism is Haymarket Automotive ( What Car? , PistonHeads and Autocar ) — we’re now inviting applications from people who are particularly interested in studying data journalism…

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MOJO is dead? What’s it still good for, then? 

22 Apr 18

The BBC’s audio-MOJO guru, Nick Garnett, has declared mobile journalism to be a dead concept: actually, a smartphone with all the gadgets will still not be as good and as reliable as a PROPER BLOODY CAMERA (my sweary shouting).

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Go Think Big 

18 Apr 18

Go Think Big is offering young people aged 15 – 24 years the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £500 to help them to deliver a social action project.

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Britain does a great job of opening its data, except for what journalists really want 

16 Apr 18

Fighting with inflatable hammers? Image by Joe Shlabotnik .

Bielik Injury an ‘Unfortunate Setback’ as Defender Returns to His Parent Club 

30 Mar 18

Walsall’s Head of Medical Marc Czuczman has spoken to club journalists following the news that on-loan Arsenal defender Krystian Bielik has suffered another setback in his season-long battle to return to fitness, and insisted that the flare…

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2018 has been a good year for UK local data journalism — here’s the story so far 

27 Mar 18

Calendar image by keso s Local data journalism in the UK has been undergoing a quiet revolution in the last 12 months, but 2018 in particular has seen a number of landmarks already in its first few months.

Krystian Bielik Determined to Earn a Spot in Walsall’s Starting XI 

25 Mar 18

On-loan Arsenal defender Krystian Bielik, who has finally linked up with the Saddlers squad almost two months after joining the club on Transfer Deadline Day, has spoken to club journalists and discussed his desire to prove himself as he looks…

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POST HASTE: Facebook will only fall when someone gets better than them at sharing cat videos 

22 Mar 18

There’s been a lot written about how the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica crisis.

Dean Keates: “The Team Will Go Out There & Represent the Fans” 

18 Mar 18

Newly appointed Walsall manager Dean Keates has spoken to club journalists and admitted that he is keen to prove himself as he looks to guide the Saddlers further away from the relegation zone, insisting he will build a team that will represent…