NEWS DIGEST 03.12.2020: HK protesters jailed; Trump rails against ‘fraudulent’ US election

Today’s news digest comes from the ‘World’ page of the UK Google News site. The Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai, who is a main supporter of the recent pro-democracy protests in the autonomous region of Hong Kong, has been detained … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 03.12.2020: HK protesters jailed; Trump rails against ‘fraudulent’ US election

CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL FIGHT: Clash between American schoolchildren; officer caught on camera as police intervene

  Charlotte, UNITED STATES VIJAY SHAH via News Locker, Mirror Online and WSOCTV British newspaper The Daily Mirror reports today on a shocking video of students fighting at a high school in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. The ‘brutal’ and ‘savage’ brawl led to the arrest of a 15-year-old pupil as well as the discovery of a set of brass knuckles by the school’s policing team after the fight took place, putting the school on lockdown. https://twitter.com/newslock_uknews/status/668027396210208768 The video footage shows the fight being broken up by a school police officer at Harding University High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. The officer is … Continue reading CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL FIGHT: Clash between American schoolchildren; officer caught on camera as police intervene

A TWITTER BOOST FOR TRAINEE HACKS: 100 useful follows for future journalists

Since its founding on the 21st March 2006, the micro-blogging site Twitter has become an important vehicle for both journalists and news organisations to express themselves, both personally and through their news agendas and lead stories. While the major news networks generally rely on Twitter for self-promotion, increasingly, both journalists and highly-literate people outside the media industries, the daily act of typing up 140-character ‘tweets’ has helped democratise journalism in a way, that older print-based media were less able to do. Twitter has helped the popularity of grassroots journalism, and reinforced the voice of freelancers as well as alternative/niche media … Continue reading A TWITTER BOOST FOR TRAINEE HACKS: 100 useful follows for future journalists