Entries from November 2011

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Teenage burglar no more illiterate than journalism undergraduates shock…

Seeking a suitable put-down for the teenage burglar who wrote “a disgraceful letter” to his victims as part of a so-called restorative justice programme, today’s Metro contemptuously brands it “an illiterate note”. I mean, what more can you expect from some hoodie scum who breaks in to people’s houses and then calls them thick? I have bad news. […]

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

BBC sub-editing quality #fail

Oh dear – journalism undergraduate workies at the BBC? Or maybe just someone under 30 editing the Radio 4 programme pages. From the current Woman’s Hour Drama page, a classic “who’s/whose” muddle. Why, oh why, oh why, BBC…

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Taking on OU mathematics – I think I may have miscalculated a bit

Another big gap in posting on Freelance Unbound in October (and, indeed, November) is not simply a sign that I am working too hard at my day job. No – the new university semester is drowning me as a learner, as well as a teacher. This October saw me take on my dark nemesis – […]

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Posterous as a student journalism blogging platform – a review

This year at UCA Farnham, we are using Posterous as our first-year multiplatform journalism unit blogging tool. Halfway into the semester, how is it working out? Not badly, actually. Here are the pros and cons. Cons first. Cons That Posterous redesign that happened in September. Oh, how that sucked. There’s a pretty good account here […]