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Magazine of the Chartered Institute of Journalists

Summer 2016

  • Sampling the fine wines of the Surrey Hills

    The dozen or so Institute members who chose to visit England’s largest vineyard were blessed with one of the rare vibrant summer days this year. In some fields the leaves were just sprouting after state of the art pruning and others were to follow shortly. Obviously, the owners of Denbies Wine Estate would like many…

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  • Grace Wyndham Goldie (BBC) Trust Fund

    Applications are invited for grants from the Grace Wyndham Goldie (BBC) Trust Fund, which exists to help those engaged in broadcasting or an associated activity, now or in the past, as well as their children and dependents. The Trustees, in their discretion, will consider giving assistance towards educational costs in small ways, such as travelling…

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  • It’s that referendum thing

    Some two years ago Andrew Marr was at work on his first novel. Since it deals with a crucial referendum on British membership of the European Union, it’s worth a second look just now. When it was published, in the autumn of 2014, Head of State had a rather mixed reception. Part of what follows…

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  • THE COST OF CARE

    The time bomb of the issue of the cost of social care is about to explode – and, what is more, this government has no realistic idea of how it is going to be funded. It is as though they are just sticking their finger in the wind to see which way the wind is…

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  • George Alagiah wins Charles Wheeler Award

    BBC reporter and news presenter George Alagiah has been named winner of this year’s prestigious Charles Wheeler Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcast Journalism. The Award is made each year in honour of one of the BBC’s most celebrated correspondents, the late Sir Charles Wheeler. George Alagiah joined the BBC in 1989 and became one…

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  • Halting the stampede

    In the last issue of The Journal, under the heading “Stampeding the Establishment”, Steve Nimmons contributes his views on the 2015 Israeli elections. Unfortunately, Steve does not like the results. Having visited and commented on Israel for over half-a-century, however, and being still involved in that work, I’d like, for the sake of awareness and…

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  • Whicker’s World Foundation Awards

    The finalists for the inaugural Whicker’s World Foundation Awards have been announced. The awards were set up in memory of legendary broadcaster Alan Whicker and have attracted entries from across the globe.  Finalists have been whittled down to five entries in each of three different sections:  the Funding Award, Veteran’s Award and Audio Award. The…

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  • London Press Club Awards 2016

    The Daily Mail was crowned Daily Newspaper of the Year for the fourth time at the recent London Press Club Awards. The Times took the newly-created Weekend Newspaper of the Year title. Journalists from ITV, Sky, BuzzFeed, The Spectator, The London Evening Standard and the Mail on Sunday were among those honoured. The glittering awards…

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  • World Leaders of the 1970s: A Decade of Turmoil

    Arundells, a very fine townhouse in the heart of Salisbury, Wiltshire, was the home for many years of Sir Edward Heath. The former Prime Minister wanted his house, garden and art collection to be retained and made available for members of the public to visit and enjoy following his death. Now, thanks to The Sir…

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  • Every day is a good day to hear more women in the media

    On International Women’s Day newspapers and radio shows are filled with women’s voices. Yet too often the media’s attention is fleeting. These are the best of times, but without a doubt also the worst of times, for journalism and journalists – especially women in the media. According to the Global Media Monitoring Project, women still…

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