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You Don't Need Journalism College to be a Journalist.


MauriceColgan

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Mostly you just need a slavish willingness to promote the interests of the media company's owners.
 

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Mostly you just need a slavish willingness to promote the interests of the media company's owners.
It's an odd day when I agree with you Cael.
 

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The phrase "paper never refused ink" was never more apt as it is in these challenging times.Sure even the bould Berties a hack,says it all really.AHAHA.

AINT NOTHIN BUT A NEWSHOUND LYIN ALL THE TIME,AINT NOTHIN BUT A NEWSHOUND LYIN ALL THE TIME,AINT NEVER HAD A CHECKBOOK AND YOU AINT NO FRIEND OF MINE.;)
 

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That is absolute bullsh#t and I'm speaking from experience
Be careful, some readers here remember reading The Sunday Times, and The Sun as a broadsheet, before Murdoch arrived on the scene.
Back in 1966 The Sun was quite a good newspaper with fair and balanced coverage of the Viet-Nam war.

Some of us are very discerning readers and easily recognise slant.

Nice one, idle tim. :)
 

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Be careful, some readers here remember reading The Sunday Times, and The Sun as a broadsheet, before Murdoch arrived on the scene.
Back in 1966 The Sun was quite a good newspaper with fair and balanced coverage of the Viet-Nam war.

Some of us are very discerning readers and easily recognise slant.

Nice one, idle tim. :)
If people actually believe that individual reporters are "slavishly" bowing to the whims of owners, then they are simply deluding themselves. Having had the experience, it simply does not happen. You give newsrooms waaaay too much credit if you believe they are that well co-ordinated
 

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lots of journalists havent been to journalism college, including some good ones.

Charlie Bird
George Lee
Paul Howard

never went to journalism college
as far as I know two of those three didnt attend University
 

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What journalism college did Alison O'Riordan go to?

P.
dunno.
she traioned with Thomas Crosbie Holdings on their graduate scheme though.
Bringing her into another thread is interesting, you must fancy her or something
 

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I trained as a journalist (reporter) in the late 70's/early 80's - this was in the UK. Trainees then served a recognised NCTJ apprenticeship and had to have a working knowledge of ALL aspects of newspaper production.

Nowadays it seems that a few months of meeja studies and a working knowledge of reality-TV will suffice!
 
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