I’ve talked quite a lot in passing on this blog, and more so on twitter, about a zine I’m working on. It’s been quite a long process due to many obstacles such as work commitments and the like that have got in the way of myself and fellow creator, as well as some laziness. Anyway, here is the front cover for it as it stands, I must say I quite like it, but then I would, a few changes are going to be made from this version, but the core is there.
Seriously, this news report is awful. It’s pretty depressing. In fact it’s very much a shame that it’s considered journalism of any sort
http://www.plashingvole.blogspot.com/ is one my Media and Communication lecturers blogs that a regularly look at, and on it he makes very interesting points, along side typical diaryesq posts, it’s very much worth a look. The following is an entire post taken from his blog regarding the death of Jade Goody, which I very much agree with, thus the repost.
I’m slightly saddened by the death of Jade Goody – as saddened as I was by Diana’s death: someone I didn’t know, don’t respect and don’t otherwise care about dying young. I’m angry because I switched on the news yesterday to hear the words ‘The Prime Minister and the Archbishop of Canterbury led the tributes to Jade Goody…’.
This is a political, moral and journalistic failure. We’re all going to die – it’s not a special achievement. Such figures should be too busy to express and opinion about a citizen they don’t know, and WHAT TRIBUTE COULD POSSIBLY BE PAID? Goody was emblematic of a failed social and educational system, as and such should spur us on to make this country a kinder, gentler place – but she achieved nothing other than to highlight these failings.
It’s a journalistic failure because the press shouldn’t be wasting the prime minister’s time with this rubbish – it’s an attempt to catch him looking out of touch. Meanwhile his advisers will have prepared a response to make him look in touch. Neither side cares about this unfortunate woman.
Once again, i reccomend you go take a look at his blog which can be found at: http://www.plashingvole.blogspot.com/