I have a whole bunch of keyword search feeds across a range of social media sites that deliver relevant work information to me. One of the feeds I have in my newsreader is the search term “journalism” within Google Video. The resulting catch-all feed is mostly filled with American students mucking about in journalism class. Some of it, like the sample above, is a discussion based piece about journalism, blogging and the impact of digital media etc. as part of a class. Occasionally, there’s even something interesting that slips through. However, almost none of it comes from the UK.
Now, I don’t really want to see British journalism students arseing around anymore than I want to see American students assing around. I just would’ve thought British students would be uploading video, describing and tagging it appropriately too, but they ain’t. If that’s a trend that continues, newspapers like The Guardian will still be having awaydays for their staffers in 2018 still trying to help them get to grips with the internet. Andy, Paul etc. Why aren’t we seeing more videos of journalism students pissing about in your classes?