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Fighting Talk: Up With Students, Down With Terror

Fighting Talk: Up With Students, Down With Terror

Patrick Crewdson - biased liberal, Auckland

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

The answer to the question is No. Most people would say it's Yes, but it's No. The question? It's about terrorism. In the words the Weekend Herald to advertise this recent article: are we living in "a new and grim age, fated to live with the constant threat of violent death"?


Patrick Crewdson - self-Googler, Auckland

Monday, September 20, 2004

Yet more on the ASPA awards:

Russell Brown was one of the judges for best publication. He came down the pub with us after the awards. He savours the whiskey and lauds the talent here. Dog Biting Men is a fresh new blog from the producers of Media Cow and 'Suicide and how to do it'. Neil Falloon impersonates Steve Braunias and calls me short here.


Patrick Crewdson - convenor, Auckland

Monday, September 20, 2004

As promised, here are the results of the 2004 ASPA Awards (presented in association with the NZ Listener): Best publication Judged by Metro editor Nicola Legat, Listener columnist and blogger Russell Brown, former Debate editor Nadine Metzger, co-editor Selwyn Manning, and former Nexus editor Ant Hiron.


Patrick Crewdson - shameless self-promoter, Auckland

Friday, September 17, 2004

Among the many hats I wear - journalism student, freelance writer, radio producer, trucker cap - is one labelled 'Convenor, ASPA Awards 2004'. You've probably read about the ASPA awards in the papers. This from Greg Dixon's column in the last Weekend Herald: Here's the trouble with awards ceremonies:


Michael Appleton - on holiday, Wellington

Thursday, September 16, 2004

I gave a guest lecture on "Muslims in the media" to an honours class in media studies at Victoria University last Friday, and was surprised by how enthusiastic, well-informed, and savvy the students were. Among the material we discussed was a letter to the editor to The Times a few months back.


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