Plurality and working up a first draft

“At the heart of plurality concerns is a conviction that healthy democracies depend on the circulation and intersection of diverse voices and perspectives.” “One look at Google’s most recent patent filing for its news algorithm reveals just how much size matters in the world of digital news: the size of the audience, the size of the newsroom, …

Harassment of local and citizen journalists

In 2019, the mayor is recorded as having bullied and criticised and been quite rude to journalists in the chamber. These journalists were employed by the local press however, and therefore had some support. After one of the worst occasions regarding a journalist’s use of the word ‘tip’ rather than recycling waste centre [check wording], …

Picking up a writing habit

Writing, writing and actually writing Some essential elements to doing doctoral research: motivation writing a literature review a methodology writing all these things up and then writing the papers and thesis. My next decision on my PhD is how to try to gain it and through which means. I have decided it should be a …

When life gets in the way

“Distracted from distraction by distraction”― T.S. Eliot I first wrote about researching my own PhD on July 27, 2019, nearly a year ago. What did I want to have achieved by the end of that first year? Had I given it any thought? I should go back and check really. 10 months on, though, I’m still …

How to research your own PhD — inspired by Scott Young’s ‘Ultralearning’ — Part I

Introduction I came across Scott Young on the Learning to Learn course taught by McMaster University & University of California San Diego. This was a course designed to provide strategies and the latest research on learning techniques. Young was featured for his work at completing an MIT degree without going to MIT, and in 12 …

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