Tag: journalism

UoS expert: Gove’s ‘Orwellian’ FOI unit a threat to healthy government

  RECENTLY-released details about a secretive and ‘Orwellian’ Government approach to freedom of information (FOI) – which allegedly involves the blacklisting of journalists – has caused a storm in the legal and journalistic worlds. The report, by openDemocracy, revealed that Whitehall departments are passing FOI requests through a ‘clearing house’ […]

Sunderland Journalism student shortlisted for Association of British Science Writers Award

Mariam Khattab, a University of Sunderland Journalism student, 21, has been nominated for the Best Student Science Journalist award at this year’s Association of British Science Writers  awards. Ms Khattab’s story ‘Earth’s underwater sand dunes help explain Venus’ weird surface’ was published in New Scientist magazine in November 2017. It […]