Football reporting: Front page or back?
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Football reporting: Front page or back?

Charlie Croasdale. Professional football has developed its own ‘mad-house’ culture in recent years and a separate set of rules seemingly exist in the way it is reported. But have the ethical boundaries in the relationship between footballers and the press shifted? Charlie Croasdale investigates whether the incessant reporting of footballers’ private lives is having an … Continue reading

The F1 Press Go To War – The Curious Case Of The 2012 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix
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The F1 Press Go To War – The Curious Case Of The 2012 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix

Dan Paddock. A sports journalist’s principle focus is quite simple really. They are employed to cover sporting events. Well then, what happens in those situations in which a sporting event becomes politicised? On an ethical level are sports journalists suitably qualified to cover these highly politicised sporting events?  Daniel Paddock investigates the curious case of … Continue reading

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Asking the difficult questions: A Sports Journalist’s prerogative?

As Lance Armstrong stands triumphant atop a podium on the Champs-Élysées, journalists reporting on the 1999 Tour de France rush to file their copy. The story is undeniably compelling, a terminal cancer survivor returning to dominate one of the most gruelling endurance events in the sporting world. In their haste, many are swept up by … Continue reading

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What is Wrong With Reporting Eating Disorders?

The coverage of eating disorders within the media is a vital component in spreading awareness and encouraging diagnosis, but do newspaper and magazine features that claim to have their intentions routed in spreading awareness of eating disorders do more harm than good? Saskia Murphy questions the underlying danger in some methods of reporting humanity’s most … Continue reading

Thou shalt give equal worth to tragedies that occur in non-English speaking countries as to those that occur in English speaking countries
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Thou shalt give equal worth to tragedies that occur in non-English speaking countries as to those that occur in English speaking countries

Hannah Al-Othman investigates what role the media should play in instigating change in the developing world. Bun Hean was 25-years-old when he was sent to jail for a crime he is adamant he did not commit. Now he spends his days in Banteay Meanchey Provincial Prison in North-Western Cambodia. By night he shares a cell … Continue reading