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Podcasts by journalism tutors at Manchester Metropolitan University's multimedia journalism unit. Looking at issues and debates in media law, journalism ethics and regulation, and much more. Opinions are contributors' own, and do not reflect the views or policies of Manchester Metropolitan University.
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Podcasts by journalism tutors at Manchester Metropolitan University's multimedia journalism unit. Looking at issues and debates in media law, journalism ethics and regulation, and much more. Opinions are contributors' own, and do not reflect the views or policies of Manchester Metropolitan University.
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    The sound of Coronavirus

    The sound of Coronavirus

    Recording the voices of ICU nurses and doctors treating patients with Covid-19, or a crowdsourcing journalism project to examine the future of government after the lockdown, to the sound of the Coronavirus itself, this week there's more from the crew on how journalists around the UK and beyond are responding to the health emergency, and finding innovative ways of documenting the biggest story of our lives.
    Listen to Radio 4's The NHS Front Line here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000h5l1
    Read more about The Tortoise slow news website and subscribe to The Sensemaker here: https://www.tortoisemedia.com/sensemaker/
    Ofcom's survey on false claims about the virus is here:
    https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2020/half-of-uk-adults-exposed-to-false-claims-about-coronavirus?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Half%20of%20UK%20adults%20exposed%20to%20false%20claims%20about%20coronavirus&utm_content=Half%20of%20UK%20adults%20exposed%20to%20false%20claims%20about%20coronavirus+CID_f74d1c411c5fe38865813ae53cdc2ba1&utm_source=updates&utm_term=news%20release
    The NCTJ's advice on covering Coronavirus and Covid-19 is here: https://www.nctj.com/latestnews/seven-tips-journalists-reporting-covid-19-science-media-centre
    Read about the MIT project to turn the structure of the virus into music here:
    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/04/scientists-have-turned-structure-coronavirus-music#

    And you can read tributes to the late Dennis Aris on the Westmorland Gazette website:
    https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/18353165.tributes-paid-retired-gazette-journalist-loses-battle-coronavirus/
    And also on Holdthefrontpage:
    https://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2020/news/first-rate-journalist-dies-aged-76-after-coronavirus-battle/
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    Isolated? We go on a global Coronavirus journalism tour

    Isolated? We go on a global Coronavirus journalism tour

    In a bumper episode, we speak to journalists from Lancashire to The Hague, Italy to Hong Kong about how Coronavirus and the Covid-19 lockdown has changed their working lives, and how it feels to be covering the biggest news story of a generation - as well as the joys of translating Dutch poetry!
    Huge thanks to all who took part this week.
    Liz Hannaford's report on the work of our former students is here:
    https://thenorthernquota.org/news/manchester-met-journalism-graduates-reporting-coronavirus-stories-across-our-region
    You can read more about the Timperley guitar shop finding a surge in business during the Covid-19 clampdown on the BBC News website:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-manchester-52008753/coronavirus-surge-in-guitar-and-ukelele-sales-as-people-try-to-fill-their-time
    Do check out the Asymmetrical Haircuts podcast on international justice:
    https://www.asymmetricalhaircuts.com/category/episodes/

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    No stereotypes allowed

    No stereotypes allowed

    In a break from the Bang To Rights formula, we're joined this week by two young podcasters, Hanya Hesham and Siddra Asghar to talk about their new podcasts on racial stereotypes in the UK and on slow news. Hanya is a former MMU journalism student who's now studying international politics at the University of Manchester; Siddra is about to complete her BA in multimedia journalism at MMU.
    We also look at the decision to devolve powers over Contempt of Court from the Attorney General to the judges themselves. Are there harder times ahead for news reporters in court?
    You can hear Hanya's podcast, The Stereotyper, on Spotify here:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/3A8W9YenH7SAlQmjqOPsZI?si=q0OdI7QNTUyeU3soEf0MXw
    And on Apple Podcasts here:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-stereotyper-podcast/id1499131891

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    How not to be scared of the death knock

    How not to be scared of the death knock

    We speak to freelance reporter Jan Disley about how to approach bereaved families or close friends when you're asked to call them for comments - what's known in the trade as a "death knock". Respect, attentiveness and good research are all important, she says. All of these can help put someone at ease and help unlock an individual's story from the shock and tragedy.

    Also joining us, MMU's Dawn Bryan as we look at the Ofcom's review of Public Service Broadcasting, and the prospects for The Times' radio project.

    Here are some examples of Jan's work:
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1042000/war-widows-pension-injustice-army-veterans
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/incoming/gallery/dunblane-7497763

    The Ofcom review of Public Service Broadcasting 2014-18 is here: https://www.smallscreenbigdebate.co.uk/what-is-ssbd/ssbd-five-year-review

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    Save us all from harm - can Ofcom do that?

    Save us all from harm - can Ofcom do that?

    We examine the expanding role of the broadcasting regulator Ofcom as the government says it is "minded" to give it an additional role policing the internet, regulating User Generated Content. Will it work? What on earth does a "proportionate and strong regulatory regime" really look like, and could it face up to Facebook?
    Also this week, a new member of the crew - Carmel Thomason joins us for the first time.
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    Mental health and healthy journalism - Claire Sanderson from Women's Health magazine

    Mental health and healthy journalism - Claire Sanderson from Women's Health magazine

    This week, we're joined by a studio audience of MMU multimedia journalism students and by Claire Sanderson, editor-in-chief of Women's Health magazine. Claire talks to us about mental health, diversity in the industry, gender inequality in pay, and how she learned to be proud of her Welsh accent.

    You can read the magazine online here:
    https://www.womenshealthmag.com/

    And read our students' reporting of Claire's lecture and today's podcast recording here:
    https://thenorthernquota.org/

    And follow our students' wider news coverage on Twitter @northernquota

    Thanks to @mscrow Eleanor Shember-Critchley for taking over the presenter's mic this week

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