Tag: current affairs

And They’re Off!

You are all probably aware by now that it is election time! From now until May there will be nothing on the news except for who’s where, saying what on what issue and about who and, more importantly, who will

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Daily Courant

On this day in 1702, the first British newspaper, the Daily Courant, was published. The content of its two columns was largely foreign news with no comment on them thus allowing readers to make up their own minds: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daily_Courant A bit different to

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The Onion

And finally on this week’s theme we have The Onion, a site that received a Peabody Award for “providing ersatz news that has a worrisome ring of truth”. http://www.theonion.com

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Views of the World

Here’s a comment on (US) news shaping views of the world: http://educationaltechnology.ca/couros/806 Not that UK news isn’t guilty of similar.  (The BBC is publishing a report today on a study about Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are presented in the

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