The Rise of FootGolf

This investigative feature explores the rise of the fastest growing sport in the UK – FootGolf.  Written in the style of FS magazine, the feature includes the opinions of some of the top names in FootGolf, who give their opinion on how far the sport has come in such a short space of time. Have…

News Theory Questions 4

What sorts of verification and accuracy standards are appropriate for material gathered on social networks? With the rapid rise of social media and citizen journalism, the legitimacy of news is often lacking. Anyone can post anything on social media, meaning that a lot of news is completely fake. Both BBC Sport and Sky Sports News…

News Theory Questions 3

When should a person or group be identified by race, ethnicity, gender or religion? It is a difficult decision for journalists to decide whether to label someone or not and, as obvious as it is, it is entirely dependent on the circumstances. Labelling someone’s race, ethnicity, gender or religion should only be done when it…

News Theory Questions 2

When should suicides be covered? Whist every death by suicide is a tragedy,  it is not necessary for them all to be covered by the media. Raising awareness of suicide is important in society, however there can be negative effects to covering suicide stories. Firstly, there is a very fine balance between raising awareness of…

News Theory Questions 1

1) Should reporters tell interviewees all the ways the interview may be used?  In journalism, some of the biggest and most influential stories have only been possible through the use of deception and mistrust. Deceit is a huge tool of uncovering wrong-doings in the public interest, exemplified recently by Sam Alladyce, who lost the England…

Young Adults Don’t Vote

Over the last two decades there has been a frightening drop in the democratic turnout of young people. Is there any way of reversing this trend? By Tommy Churchyard The 2015 general election saw one of the worst turnouts on record for young adults, with just 43% of registered 18-24 year olds choosing to cast…

Blog Post: Video Technology in Football – Yay or Nay?

The introduction of video technology to aid referees in football is one of the most divisive topics amongst fans of the beautiful game. It is something that everyone has an opinion on, but also an area that I have never taken a definitive stance. There are countless complex issues involved. So many questions and counter…

Blog Post: The Rise of Spurs Under Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino verbally agreed a new five-year deal to remain as Tottenham Hotspur Head Coach yesterday. This, for me, is the signing of the season for the Spurs, who have come on leaps and bounds under the Argentine’s’ command. Tottenham’s 1-1 draw at home to West Brom on Monday night all but brought an end…

London Has Fallen – Review

  London Has Fallen inevitably had a near impossible task to better its predecessor, Olympus Has Fallen. Despite being riddled with unrealistic and overdramatic scenes, I was pleasantly surprised with the film that kept me entertained from beginning to end. The film was set in London, featuring all of the capitals glamorous landmarks. The impressive…

Blog Post: Trump v Clinton for the White House?

  The dominance of Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton on Super Tuesday have pushed them even closer to the presidential nomination for their respective parties. On the Republican side, Trump won 7 out ofthe 11 states up for grabs, gaining 237 delegates. This moves his delegate count up to 319, a fair way ahead of…

Blog Post: Trump surges on as Bush drops out

Donald Trump continues to shake up the US political weather by storming to victory in the Republican South Carolina Primary, winning 35% of the popular vote and 100% of the delegates in this state. According to The Associated Press, this leaves Trump with 67 delegates, 56 ahead of Ted Cruz on 11 who is closely followed…

Blog Post: The US Primaries So Far

The US Primary Election is well under way, with voters in Iowa and New Hampshire having already cast their votes to decide who will represent the Republicans and the Democrats for the 2016 US Presidential Election. This is the beginning of a very long journey to the White House and the remaining candidates can look forward…