Dewi Sant Celebrations Herald Spring

My 400 days in hell: #FreeAJStaff journalist Peter Greste speaks at CU

Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, recently freed after 400 days in an Egyptian prison, was contemplating a hunger strike on the day of his release, he told Cardiff University students today. The trial and appeal process was full of so many false starts Greste said he learned not to get his hopes up. “One of the …

Homesick in the land of rugby

"Homesick in the land of rugby" is an op-ed article I wrote for the MAIJ postgraduate student newspaper. In the days following the Patriot’s victory in Super Bowl XLIV, while envisioning all the nachos I missed out on, I took the opportunity to express my homesickness in journalistic form. Enjoy.  

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Yesterday I wrote a 31 word research question. I removed my hands from the keyboard and could distinctly hear my professor’s mantra: cut down the word count. After reading it aloud and crowd sourcing editing skills from my friends seated around me I narrowed the focus down to 18 words. (Hooray!) As I work to …

Retreat at Gregynog Hall

News Review: .Mic

When you attend an International Journalism programme, of course you'll be exposed to new opinions, sources, and perspectives -- but who knew I had to travel to Wales to encounter a new US news source?   Mic.com was introduced to me by my friend Kawai Man, from Hong Kong. "I was attracted to the visual presentation...and keep going back …

Oxford, UK

This past Saturday the graduate centre sponsored a trip to Oxford and the British weather gods blessed the day.   Unbeknownst to us, Oxford University freshers (aka freshmen) were matriculating that morning. All across the city young kids were dressed in black suits and skirts with white tops and the official, short-sleeve robes of an …