Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 31 2012

Meet Bartholomew Rudd

Exciting days at GRNlive’s offices in late July: London enjoyed whole three days of sunshine after weeks of gloomy rain; the Olympic opening ceremony went down a treat and we were all watching it excitedly on the television and trying to spot our very own Matt Cooksey. Today we spent at least an hour glued …

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Jul 27 2012

Booked! The Hacks’ List of Inspiring Novels Starts Here

In the beginning of the very hot summer of 2003, I was on my way back from Jerusalem to Oxford. After 6 months of a fellowship with the Reuters Foundation Programme, I was to be affiliated to St Antony’s College, aka Oxford’s “spies college” because of its dedication to international relations, as a Senior Associate …

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Jul 19 2012

That Story that Made a Journalist Out of You

Every journalist has a moment when he or she know they can call themselves a journalist. This moment could be elusive, but it often has to do with covering a big story. Whether it is when you wear a headscarf while crossing a checkpoint, pretending to not really be paying attention while eavesdropping on a …

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Jul 13 2012

Silver Screen Inspirations – What is Your Favourite Journo Film

I had fun times this week writing our GRNLive blog, mainly because I didn’t quite write it; the London summer was dazzling my senses, and not in a good way (it hasn’t stopped raining for two weeks) and I realised I might have made a mistake. After all, most journalists leaving their own countries do …

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Jul 03 2012

Breathless: Why did Anthony Shadid Die?

A death of a journalist always hits our large community of correspondents hard and the death of a celebrated war reporter like Anthony Shadid, hits even harder. Shadid, 43, was a brave and unique journalist and winner of two Pulitzer prizes for his war reporting from Iraq. He was injured a number of times in …

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