You Are Somebody – Be the Change
Journalism

You Are Somebody – Be the Change

By Jennifer Igiri Jesse Jackson hosted a motivational event at Middlesex University, commemorating 50 years since Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” Speech. Middlesex staff and students were honoured to have him speak with 700 members of the university on Wednesday 4th December 2013. The event, entitled ‘I Am Somebody’ spurred the audience to … Continue reading

Passion? Or Prospects?
Journalism

Passion? Or Prospects?

By Jennifer Igiri According to statistics publishing today, almost 50% of graduates are working in “non-graduate jobs”. The Office for National Statistics, reported that “in 2013 those graduates that had an undergraduate degree in medicine or dentistry were the most likely to be employed and had the highest average gross annual pay.” Clearly, some professions … Continue reading

Jobs in Balance as TfL Axes Ticket Offices
Journalism

Jobs in Balance as TfL Axes Ticket Offices

By Jack Schouten Transport for London has announced plans to axe ticket offices across the London Underground network by 2015, citing a huge reduction in demand and use.  TfL said the changes were needed to “ensure the infrastructure is robust enough to deal with extra demand” and assured customers the developments “will not disrupts peak times”. … Continue reading

Roger Graef Warns Media Students: Beware of “Counterfeit Intimacy” and Watch More Television
Broadcasting Today

Roger Graef Warns Media Students: Beware of “Counterfeit Intimacy” and Watch More Television

By Jack Schouten The filmmaker behind documentaries such as Iceland Foods: Life Inside the Freezer Cabinet and Great Ormond Street has told students at Middlesex University, London, to “watch more television”.  He made the comments when interviewed by Professor Kurt Barling for the University’s Broadcasting Today series, which showcases and interviews eminent figures from within … Continue reading

Film Makers Urge Young People to Watch Documentaries
Broadcasting Today

Film Makers Urge Young People to Watch Documentaries

By Yasmine Jackson Two highly successful practitioners in the television industry have been left stunned to find that young people are not watching documentaries. The successful Broadcasting Today format at Middlesex University returned for its final episode of 2013 featuring Roger Graef, one of Britain’s leading television documentary-makers and Magnus Temple, documentary director responsible for … Continue reading

TfL Takes a Journey Towards Complete Commuter Satisfaction
Journalism

TfL Takes a Journey Towards Complete Commuter Satisfaction

By Jennifer Igiri Transport for London’s proposed service improvements on the Underground, including a 24-hour weekend tube service, will take effect in 2015. According to TfL press officer Tony Snow, the introduction of the 24-hour tube will be gradual. Its aim is to accommodate for London’s vibrant nightlife, and for the rapidly increasing population of … Continue reading

Behind the Headlines
Broadcasting Today

Behind the Headlines

By Jennifer Igiri Filmmakers Roger Graef and Magnus Temple featured on Broadcasting Today at Middlesex University in October, offering students insights into the world of Documentaries. Being a filmmaker in the 21st Century induces a desire for an abundance of technology at one’s disposal. Temple encourages students not to get carried away by the paraphernalia, … Continue reading