Posts Tagged "Jeremy Paxman"


How important are A-level grades?


Posted By on Apr 4, 2012

If you are about to sit them, please look away now and go back to your revision. If not, then you may have been taking time to wonder if the Education Secretary’s letter calling for A-Levels to be toughened up is on the right track. Should Michael Gove encourage us to go back to the days when everything hinged on a fortnight of revision after two years of study? Should top universities have more of a say in the exams to bolster their...

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It wasn’t exactly the text book political interview, but with a mixture of bluff, filibuster and buffoonery the Mayor of London somehow managed to reduce a grilling at the hands of the BBC’s grand inquisitor into an amusing game of cat’s cradle. The first rule of political ambition is never to overstate your ambition and so when the inevitable question came up about replacing Dave, the former chairman of Have I Got...

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Do You Have To Study English To Become A Journalist? It may sound obvious, but if you want to become a journalist it really does help if you love words. Reading. Writing. That kind of thing.   And so it’s perhaps not surprising that in Up To Speed’s look at the undergraduate careers of 75 leading journalists, English came out on top. Twenty people on the list read English at university.   Among the newsreaders Natasha...

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By Up To Speed Course Director Tom Hill Tip #11 Make The Most Of Meetings I will be discussing the craft skills used in broadcasting, print and online in future posts, but I’m starting out with more generic tips that can be helpful for all reporters.
 Today, my advice is to attend more meetings. The words “meeting” and “committee” can conjure up images of boredom, doodling and hot air, but it doesn’t always have to be that way. Take...

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