NEWS DIGEST 21.11.2020: Sia and Priti Patel try to make amends, Charlie Brown makes a return

Today’s news wrap is brought to you by the main feed of HEMNA’s Twitter account – @halfeatenmind. Music star Sia is facing a backlash from the public after casting Maddie Ziegler, who is non-disabled, to play the part of an … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 21.11.2020: Sia and Priti Patel try to make amends, Charlie Brown makes a return

DENVER POST NEWSPAPER: Three senior staff walk out over staff and budget cuts

Denver – VIJAY SHAH via AP In a sign of the decline of print journalism in the face of the digital age, the Associated Press (AP) news agency reports that three senior executives of an American paper, the Denver Post, have left their positions in protest at recent cuts in staff and finances at the struggling local outlet. One is reported to have been a former owner of the newspaper, AP reports. The trimming of operational costs, along with the controversial reduction in staff numbers, was ordered by the Post’s New York-based owners, a hedge fund named Alden Global Capital. … Continue reading DENVER POST NEWSPAPER: Three senior staff walk out over staff and budget cuts

AFGHANISTAN ROADSIDE BOMB: Official states 2 dead in terror attacks

Herat – VIJAY SHAH via Associated Press and Fox News Two people are confirmed dead after a number of bombs exploded in roads in the Herat province of Afghanistan, according to statements by an Afghan official and reported in Fox News via the Associated Press agency today. Another bomb was also detonated at a market several miles from Kabul, the capital, as well today.   One of the victims is believed to have been a local police officer, killed by the blasts in the western part of Herat. Gelani Farhad, a spokesperson for the provincial government, said that one bomb … Continue reading AFGHANISTAN ROADSIDE BOMB: Official states 2 dead in terror attacks

BATUCO ROBBERY: Yoga instructor kills two burglars in self-defence

Batuco, CHILE VIJAY SHAH via Associated Press and Daily Mail A Kundalini yoga instructor in Chile allegedly shot dead two burglars in her home after four men attacked the property to rob it, the Daily Mail newspaper reported via AP this Friday. Hari Nam Kaur Khalsa, a convert to Sikhism from Texas, USA who has been living in Chile since 1979, was in her bedroom at the property in Batuco, 20 miles north of the Chilean capital Santiago, when four men broke into her home the previous Thursday. The 61-year-old, who is a martial arts expert and studied sociology in … Continue reading BATUCO ROBBERY: Yoga instructor kills two burglars in self-defence

DONALD TRUMP: Presidential hopeful and billionaire shut out of meeting for ‘incendiary remarks’

American presidential candidate and billionaire Donald Trump has elicited a significant controversy in his recent campaign trail for the 2016 elections after making derogatory comments against ethnic minorities, and now the Republican nominee has been banned from attending a leading conservative gathering after rankling organisers with alleged anti-woman comments directed at a current affairs professional, the Associated Press news agency reports in the Christian Science Monitor website yesterday. Trump’s name was struck off from the list of attendees to the high-profile political gathering of conservative activists after he was said have made a derogatory comment about a moderator on the … Continue reading DONALD TRUMP: Presidential hopeful and billionaire shut out of meeting for ‘incendiary remarks’

CONSISTENCY IN NEWSWRITING: The house style

This Sunday’s article will be the last blogpost based on the notes given to me by former university lecturer and journalist Alan Geere. As mentioned in previous articles in the series, these notes were picked upĀ from my career as an undergraduate at the School of Media, Arts and Design in the University of Westminster‘s Harrow campus. It has been interesting to uncover these notes and expand upon them, as I have hopefully produced a helpful and accessible journalism resource for the ‘roving reporters’ of the future. It has also been a wonderful trip down memory lane. Though this is definitely … Continue reading CONSISTENCY IN NEWSWRITING: The house style