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David Baines
I lecture in journalism at Newcastle University and worked as a journalist for 30 years. Member of NUJ; Institute of Communication Ethics; MediaWise; Lit & Phil
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Mark Blacklock 21h
Sharp thread from...gulp...a former Tory MP: stop Boris selling Britain by the pound
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David Baines Aug 22
My colleague Karen Ross is helping us all learn lessons from these underprivileged women in India. Why Newcastle Uni's WiDeN project is telling the stories of women who deserve the attention via
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David Baines Aug 22
Montgomery returns and renews attacks on the BBC - which invested millions of our money in supporting the sector. The BBC is not responsible for its (global) structural problems. Montgomery seeks BBC curbs and eyes local news push via
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Tom Smith Aug 20
New article published with and Sally Reardon: '"It's criminal": The state of magistrates’ court reporting in England and Wales', in Journalism
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Amnesty UK Aug 20
Texas could execute Larry tomorrow. The thing is, multiple forensic experts have said he could not have committed the crime. We must stop this before it's too late. Urge Texas to call off the execution by sending an email now:
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EFJ Aug 20
Michelle Stanistreet calls on law enforcement agencies to do more to tackle what she described as a “coordinated surge in violent extremism against journalists and media workers”.
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David Baines Aug 20
The way I read it, the statement did not actually deny anything. It expressed outrage.
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David Baines Aug 17
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Jeremy Corbyn Aug 17
One in 10 high street shops now lie empty - a symptom of economic decay under the Conservatives. We'll give local authorities the power to hand over vacant shops to projects that benefit the local community.
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The Secret Barrister Aug 12
A one-off payment of £85m for the Crown Prosecution Service, over two years. When £250m *per year* has been cut in real terms from the CPS budget since 2010. This is not even close to enough to fixing the problems. It’s a Boris Johnson con trick.
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Mark Blacklock Aug 16
How much money does one family need before it threatens its workers with the sack at unless they sign punishing new contracts gmb
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David Baines Aug 14
Replying to @MarxMedia
He's getting on though. Doesn't understand these things. Doesn't realise that we live in media - and that makes it well worth studying. And he is part of it all ... a tad lacking in reflexivity.
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Mark Blacklock Aug 14
Ironic that John Humphrys slags off media studies when students of it are well placed to realise why he’s so bad at his job
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Phil Cullen Aug 12
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Sally Gainsbury Aug 4
BBC reports extra £1bn for NHS capital spending this yr. There’s a catch: The £1bn is cash hospitals and other NHS trusts already have but have been forbidden to spend. They earned it last yr in incentive payments for cutting their costs [thread, 1/8ish]
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David Lammy Aug 3
What a car crash. And Liz Truss is the genius we are supposed to believe is capable of securing Britain better trade deals than we already have as members of the EU.
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Oh, Aye, Its him! Esq. Aug 4
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Sarah Wollaston MP Aug 4
This absolutely stinks. Boris’s donor eyes Brexit jackpot with £300m bet against British firms. None of these funders will suffer the real world consequences of No Deal, just rake in the profits from the ruin of others
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Simon Schama Aug 3
White nationalist terrorism is now a murderous plague in the USA. It has little to do with “ mental health” the tendentious response of NRA apologists and everything to do with a poisonous ideology - the wash of hatred flowing from Trumpian rhetoric
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Mark Blacklock Aug 2
Anyone interested in saving the in their town might be interested in this: Huge concern over a Labour council with above average deprivation and healthcare issues considering borrowing £35m to enable local hospital to move services When Labour MP inquires, she’s stonewalled
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