Guest Columns

‘I work in Dublin but still come back to Lincoln Pride’

Phil Yeo Lincoln Pride

Phil (21) is a graduate of the University of Lincoln having studied media production until graduating this year. Although he is now working for Google in Dublin, Phil is still heavily involved in Lincoln Pride.

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Opinion: Article 4 is not anti-students

Lincoln's West End, a popular residential area. Photo: Luke Pennington via Flickr.

The recent request by the West End Residents’ Association (WERA) to implement an Article 4 Direction in their area has received significant media coverage. Committee member and West End resident Rob Lewis explains the reasoning behind their request for an Article 4 Direction in Lincoln.

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‘The best and worst job in the world’


Jonathan Holmes, liberation officer at Lincoln SU from 2010 to 11, gives his perspective and advice to the candidates running in the elections.

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Compare the BA (Hons) Marketing

How much will Lincoln charge? It's the million pound question. Which is also how much is might cost to come here. Photo: Jonathan Cresswell

Massive funding cuts are seeing universities having to raise their fees, there could be tough times ahead in higher education. The Linc‘s spreadsheet manipulation correspondent Maken Eetup explains.

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The SU circus returns for the mid-term tour

A collection of posters you may or may not have seen around campus. Photo: Maken Eetup / The Linc

Unrivalled insight and analysis to the event you didn’t know you cared about as special elections correspondent Maken Eetup looks at the SU by-elections.

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Free yourself from freedom of information law

It’s been ten years since the Freedom of Information Bill passed through parliament. Photo Shane Croucher

As we approach November and the tenth anniversairy of the Freedom of Information Bill passing in parliament, Richard Orange, a media law lecturer at the University of Lincoln, explores the alternatives to the Act.

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The super injunction


The media has in recent weeks complained of a use of injunctions to not only to prevent publication of controversial stories but to stifle the very discussion of the injunction itself.

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Education or training? A journalism school dilemma

Barry Turner debates the role of tutors in preparing university students for an education rather than for the industry they are going into.

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Faddism or Fascism?

The population is under a deluge of information in the media, often hectoring in nature about how we should live more healthily. Some of this advice is simply a modern version of the old common sense that is now lacking in our society.

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Prof. Brian Winston on freedom of the press

We have restricted speech for a variety of reasons – state security, protection of identity of minors, obscenity and so on. Publication of facts and opinion, nevertheless, are not in any sense generally limited unless incitement to illegal acts can be proved — and that, as numerous court cases have shown, is still far from easy.

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