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Ch 3: What future for regional tv news by Richard Tait

Part 4 from Franklin, Bob (2006) Local Journalism and Local Media. Routledge. See preface, ch 1, and ch2. p.27 For over 40 years, there has been a unique British experiment with regional tv. Independent television (ITV) and the BBC– two competing and complementary systems. One is funded by advertising and the other by a licence …

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Ch. 2: News on local radio

Note taking from Local Journalism and Local Media: Making the Local News by Franklin, Bob (2006); Routledge. p.16 1967 saw the launch of the modern system of local radio in Britain. The technology was of no apparent demand. Wireless telephony seemed useful during wartime but broadcasting? The latter seemed to have no use. Back in …

Local Journalism and Local Media

Making the local news — notes #1 Franklin, Bob (ed) (2006) Local Journalism and Local Media: Making the local news. Routledge (link). PREFACE Declining number of local papers The decline is in relation to both: Readership Circulation Causes include the Consolidation of Local Paper Ownership: centralising production separates journalists from readers In a pursuit of …

Deadlines and setting/meeting them

This post is a continuation from my previous one about having a timeline and meeting deadlines. Since I’m a researcher, I thought I would research it. There are two parts to this process, as I mentioned in the previous post; 1) meeting deadlines to progress with my research/article writing; and 2) setting deadlines for writing …

Needing a schedule and an end date

I was reminded today that I’d been meeting with my Patreon mentor Helen for two years* and the overall output I’ve produced is not much. At least, according to those who know how much output there should be. I’ve written up a survey, a few case studies (still incomplete) and I’m nearly finished with my …

Resources for learning how to PhD

[You can listen to this blogpost on my podcast too ] Update: I have added further links to blogs and resources that have helped me. When I began the process of gaining a PhD by publication, it was part of a ‘learning how to learn’ trajectory. I had completed the Learning how to Learn course …

The solid steel ceiling of failure

Failure is my favourite word. Fail at 10 things a day and see how quickly failure loses its impact on you. I’ve been inspired this evening and made to realise just how unbreakable that ceiling can be for citizen journalists or any media that doesn’t have millionaire backing. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try …