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Month: September 2019

The Lady’s not for turning: Sam Taylor, editor of Britain’s oldest women’s magazine

By Abigail Buchanan, MA Newspaper Journalism Stepping into the offices of The Lady magazine in Covent Garden is like stepping back in time. Behind a cream exterior and gilt doors that read ‘General Enquiries’ and ‘Classified Advertising’, there is an unmanned old-timey oak reception and a bell that says, ‘PLEASE RING’. Old issues of the…

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Clowning around in church

By Lydia Veljanovski, MA Newspaper Journalism I’m sat in the church pews with a plate of curried fish on my lap, bubbles are floating in the air above and everyone around me is intent on finding Geoffrey: an invisible man who is accused of kicking a dog. As a custard pie is carried down the…

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The dark underworld of dating apps

By Alice Hall, MA Newspaper Journalism ~ More and more people are turning to apps such as Tinder to meet future partners. Alice Hall explores a hidden world where users become hooked in a cycle of addiction and despair. It’s three in the morning and Sam* is partying with some friends in an east London…

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US activist Brandi Swindell takes her message overseas

By Isabel Van Brugen, MA Newspaper Journalism ~ Brandi Swindell set up her first Stanton Healthcare clinic in Meridian, Idaho in 2006, in a building provided to her by her local church. The Christian activist set up the clinic after she says a friend she made while working at a national park during the late…

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Video Reports for BBC Sunday Politics London

By Rosie Dowsing, Ciaran Fitzpatrick, Sacha Power, Naomi Abel-Hirsch and Laura Hendry, MA Broadcast Journalism ~ These three video reports appeared in episodes of BBC Sunday Politics London during July, 2019. By Naomi Abel-Hirsch and Laura Hendry By Ciaran Fitzpatrick and Rosie Dowsing By Sacha Power

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Abortion causes breast cancer and miscarriages, Northern Irish clinic claims

By Isabel Van Brugen, MA Newspaper Journalism ~ A Northern Irish crisis pregnancy healthcare centre set up by US pro-life activists has been secretly recorded saying abortion causes breast cancer and infertility, an undercover investigation has found. A counsellor from the Belfast clinic of Stanton Healthcare was recorded telling an undercover reporter that she was…

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