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Stress

Just 3 weeks left until my dissertation is due and I am feeling the pressure.

If I only had my dissertation to write I think I would be fine, but having two other modules to do and 4 more deadlines is really stressful.

I always conplained about the fact that my course wasn’t practical enough, but all the practical modules came at the worst time.

Although I am stressed I am happy with this final semester. I feel like I’ve learnt more in the past 3 months than I have in my 3 years at uni.

I just can’t wait for all of this to be over!!

Wish me luck!

화이팅!!

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Last minute

This Wednesday, I have to do a presentation and I have an essay due. Of course, I have left it all to the last minute.

Every year, every September and January to be exact, I say to myself that I will be good this year and start my assignments as soon as I get them. (-_-) Who am I kidding?!

I started my presentation today. It is almost 11pm and I have not finished it yet. I haven’t even started the essay that accompanies my presentation, which means I will start and finish it tomorrow. 

If my modules for my Journalism were actually practice, I would not have this problem. What is the point in taking a Journalism course if it is 90% theory?! My writing has not improved as far as I know because I have only had one module which required me to write articles. The lack of practical modules has made me kind of regret not studying Film or Music. To become a Journalist, it is not necessary to have a Journalism degree and frankly, it is a waste of time. 

Anyway, only 6 months of uni left for me! I can’t wait to start writing my dissertation! After I graduate, inshaallah, I will be in Korea! =D My blog will then be 70x more interesting! 

In the mean time, wish me luck with this freaking presentation and essay! 

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Prince Harry vs The Sun

I know everyone is writing about Prince Harry, but today I decided that I need to say something. And what better way to say it in a lovely blog post!

Tonight, as my mum was watching the news, I heard the reporter say that The Sun, are going to publish the naked photos that were taken of Prince Harry in Vegas. In my mind, there were 1000 bells ringing because I think there are so many problems with The Sun publishing this photo.

The Sun stated that: “We are publishing the photos because we think Sun readers have a right to see them. The reasons for that go beyond this one story.” 

I believe that although, yes the public want to see the pictures of Harry, they have many other ways of seeing these photos without having it published in British Newspapers. Not only that, but, Prince Harry naked was yesterday’s news. If they wanted to publish it because they think that the public deserve to see it and we are too dumb to go on to the internet and search it ourselves, they would have published it yesterday, or today. Why tomorrow? I think The Sun just wants to humiliate Harry more than he has already been.

Yes I know, as a Royal he shouldn’t be taking part in such activities, but he is 27 and a human, he deserves to have fun and if being naked is the way he wants to have fun, so be it. 

The main reason I have decided to write this post is pretty simple. If The Sun publishes the photos of Harry, it shows the rest of the world that British newspapers and Journalists do not respect Prince Harry or the Royal family for that matter. As a nation, we should be most accepting of Harry, even when he makes mistakes, we should protect him and that means, not publish his naked photo. 

Now I am all for Press freedom, but really, I don’t think there can be total Press freedom as it would probably cause more problems than it’ll solve. And humiliating a member of our Royal family, does not make British media look good.

I suppose we all have the right to see the photos of Harry if we want to, so it is not necessary for it to be published in a popular British Newspaper. It just magnifies the quality difference between Tabloid and Broadsheet newspapers.

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Woo! pt. 2

This is the piece I spoke about in my last post ‘Woo’. It is a news piece but I was not at the scene, It is based on the demonstration that happened in Athens recently. I saw a video of what was happening in Athens and then wrote this piece in the ‘New Journalism’ style.

 

Burning. My eyes are burning, why? The smell of tear gas and pepper spray hits my nose and it is all made clear. Citizens around me are screaming ‘My eyes’. I look around and in the background I can make out a red figure on the floor with approximately five dark figures standing above. Kicking? It is dark as night has hit, but kicking is confirmed as I see a foot draw back and slam into the red figures torso.

As my vision clears, I recognise Police uniforms, black with white writing, with shields and bats, standing around a young man wearing a red jumper. This is all happening just foot-steps in-front of me as I am rubbing my eyes. Fireworks and rocks are being thrown at the Police Officers who captured the citizen in red. Police are now carrying the red jumper wearing citizen, just to dump him on a side street. The streets of Athens are still crowded with protesters and police.

 

That is all I got to write. Let me know what you think about this style of Journalism.