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Journalism course leader, University of Gloucestershire. Determined to keep proving journalism can make the world a better place. My views.

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Even in the driving rain, God's own city is lovely. https://t.co/7BGRyZn1LDQuote of the day - via Newsnight/Politico https://t.co/JyasVoKcwb
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8/5
2020
Daughter's boyfriend here to sort out some phone problems. Very much reminded me of this beauty https://t.co/lndmkFrHH4All hail @OxMailEditor - good for you https://t.co/ga1oWDdnJW
8/4
2020
Agree. We owe him so much. https://t.co/SngNrUfocv
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireGood analysis in this thread: if the MP is charged, there's going to have to be some pretty nifty court footwork. I… https://t.co/HyfUMikghmThis from a press release on new LSE research into young people in house-shares during lockdown. Anyone talking abo… https://t.co/4vRcn1vCIM
Retweeted by Paul WiltshirePowerful words indeed. And all the more powerful for being delivered with such measured calmness. https://t.co/k2fYU9nN4xThere’s nothing good about John Hume dying, but you can only hope that other politicians read what is being written… https://t.co/07ck3JHwtb
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireIf some of our current politicians could show an ounce of the political courage and integrity that this man showed,… https://t.co/189dvVESDGWhen there was a perfectly good slogan in the shape of Step up to the Plate staring them in the face, I'm increasin… https://t.co/5BKrClhftjIt seems these days the only thing that will get you suspended from the Conservative Party is standing up for your principles.
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8/3
2020
This seems to sum up a mantra that I parrot all the time to our students - and did to reporters in previous jobs: c… https://t.co/yh48OR3AOP @ellastella @AdamHartScience @PaulaWhitcher1 @SybilRuscoe Very Hungry?Masterful writing https://t.co/1xqgCoB5nNThe difference between wanting to be Prime Minister & wanting to govern has never been clearer.
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireWelcome to the Wiltshire Family Phone Museum. Having a bit of a recycling clear-out. https://t.co/qnaY5r1oxWI’m sorry but the government has got this whole “staycation” business shamefully wrong. If you leave your home and… https://t.co/Dsvl9OosPi
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireThere is no headline that isn't improved by the words Bognor Regis. BBC News - Twitter hack: Bognor Regis man one o… https://t.co/GHVWVeXhBZ
8/1
2020
Sorry that we've unleashed a tide of emotion by nicking @Flowers_S Overjoyed that our students will now be feeling… https://t.co/Ocms8QZjPvNew blog from me on what we'll be doing to to help our journalism students become employable. It's all about baby… https://t.co/YnZw3KblD8If you were due to get married this weekend, every journalist in the land is prepared to offer you free anger therapy right now.👀 Looking for brides and grooms I. Gloucestershire who were hoping to have a small wedding reception in the next fe… https://t.co/6cf6yfPrl7
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireGreat advice for all journos....The one question I ask in all my interviews https://t.co/WGGeTzkmc9
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireMonths ago, the WHO’s pandemic expert Michael Ryan said, very clearly, you have to act fast and don’t be afraid to… https://t.co/zbR0yvIn9h
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireIncredible service from @e_casalicchio in the @politico London Playbook email this morning. Great north west lockdo… https://t.co/a47rKe3ZgCMuch of the reporting of this awful case wouldn't have been possible without @clairehayhurst attending, often on da… https://t.co/DvbHhs3Z01
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireAnd here’s a council, tasked with Public health duties, having to tell people it isn’t sure what is going on. Shame… https://t.co/O0jquYrzWU
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireWorth a watch. He’ll be missed. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 https://t.co/kMLnrI2fsD
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireAnd to the council comms people undoubtedly also struggling to keep up with it all, too.Big 👏 to tenacious - and rightly frustrated - journalists such as Jen, @lewis_goodall and many more for trying to m… https://t.co/OaB7ok3EwS
7/31
2020
Just caught up with this. Really good, painstaking reporting from @lewis_goodall https://t.co/d2PkDuXzf5Very pleased to be working with this inspiring duo again - and obviously sad that current guidelines make it imposs… https://t.co/F9QMd3nVvm @olivia_scull Keep on running, Liv. Don't let the bastards get away with it - or stop you doing what you want to do… https://t.co/WOouVnQUNHIn the old days (pre-March 2020), when I used to drive to work, I used to switch over to the Today programme just t… https://t.co/1ccKXOMG0qTwo meetings today with news editors in our region to maximise the opportunities for our @UoGjourno student journal… https://t.co/QyHuaudGaFCycled home from work, came across this over the other side of the canal. London, you are honestly sometimes the be… https://t.co/Kg7AOkMfLP
Retweeted by Paul Wiltshire @BenJaneFitness Well done for avoiding the phrase 'No it's not, you #@$%ing idiot.' 👏Quote of the day/week/year ⬇️ https://t.co/DZXmID9Q33
7/30
2020
@CazzaW Sorry, again.I still don't think there's enough analysis of why Huw Edwards says 'thanks, again' at the end of two-ways and liv… https://t.co/it7IIrLxn7Enlightening thread https://t.co/YECmT8Y9kxFascinating stuff from @TomRosenstiel on journalism's mission here: 'It's not just about a collection of facts.' https://t.co/0RHPI8TD4lThat, as @KenGoodwinITV points out, is a top Venn diagram. And very much reflected in the Wiltshire household's foo… https://t.co/JUhNjqtsnZGod I love this country https://t.co/3rjpwIXKFo
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireThank you to @ifgevents for a great Q&A on coronavirus coverage this morning. And 👏 to @KateEMcCann for talking hug… https://t.co/vSBHXX1tYVMassively looking forward to this - especially the chance to hear my heroes @EvanHD and @JenWilliamsMEN speak… https://t.co/AE3lfIGv0iBig day for the @UoGjourno family today - and all our extended @uniofglos second cousins and third cousins, twice r… https://t.co/c6LKvJkhXHThis was a lovely package last night on @bbcpointswest - two people who are helping to bind the communities of the… https://t.co/l0Ypwp5T10
7/29
2020
I'm in. Or, rather, out. There should be no safe space for any hate crimes. #NoSafeSpaceForJewHate https://t.co/KN202vyD0X
7/27
2020
I love a straight-talking judge. Even better when there are two. https://t.co/oZJu9ewde3
7/26
2020
'It is quite simple: when I see the parents of independent, fee-paying schools equally happy for their children to… https://t.co/c4sGeHtVWa
7/25
2020
Yes indeed. An amazing truth about journalism and the immense privilege of telling other people's stories. https://t.co/aySFYXzFhtI am in awe of this woman: the grace, the poise, the articulacy, the ability to speak so brilliantly without appare… https://t.co/g1Ms5ouBn5This is just fabulous. https://t.co/f2hK7H949Y
Retweeted by Paul Wiltshire @CazzaW @MarkHannaMedia @NCTJ_news Good stuff. You're a few chapters ahead of me, by the looks of it.Is it lunchtime yet? Asking for me.Just walked through our town centre where it was lovely to a) see plenty of shoppers, b) see almost all of them wea… https://t.co/3bR2djbvZ1History made today: the first time I've had to use Google Translate to see what someone has said about one of my po… https://t.co/D0uK7u1nP9 @ShirishMM I might take you up on that - thanksBlimey, this is good. Turns huge amounts of conventional journalism thinking on its head, but massive food for thou… https://t.co/k8aWUcvsbN @meganrprice_ Lovely to see you two together. But 'Plym'? I'm really not sure that's acceptable.
7/24
2020
Don’t boycott outlets because they won’t try to force (often) minimum wage shop staff to enforce something guidance… https://t.co/VIZdb0bplB
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireYes it is still taught and we don't regard insisting on such details as dinosaur-like. What is dinosaur-like is the… https://t.co/mm5p02W8lE#medialaw students should read this thread on fact checking, verification and legalling of content https://t.co/CYUsSO8K9X
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireFor crying out loud https://t.co/esiYKDt0fyMichel Barnier: Nobody has ever been able to show me even the tiniest bit of added value of Brexit. https://t.co/swCVep97t9
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireThis is sobering as we go back to more normal ways of living https://t.co/wZpQly6xEuWhy can't the government have the integrity and humility to admit it could have done better? The arrogant complacen… https://t.co/OrewD5n7DZ
7/23
2020
Glad this is being shared. Rejection is totally normal in journalism and it’s important to explain that - from jobs… https://t.co/aeUBdUKEAJ
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireBoris Johnson is now using #PMQs to say the same tired, lazy, untrue garbage week after week after week. It is des… https://t.co/54GY13Olj3
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireNot only does @thegirlsilver produce the best weekly news round-up thread around, she also does a mean Facebook Liv… https://t.co/7Fn0v1m9lOIf editors could be struck off, this bloke would be top of the list.⬇️ Pembrokeshire Herald sorry over wrong man's… https://t.co/B4r5taYUQrHaving a wistful flashback to when I invented a 60s Motown group for a first year assessment. They've now been reti… https://t.co/ahsPcEBjvnWhat a splendid idea........ Jersey Evening Post honours teenagers hit by coronavirus - Journalism News from Holdth… https://t.co/fxkATWJVV9I would say this thread is a weekly joy because it is so entertainingly put together. But it’s also kind of depress… https://t.co/K7VrjirB6h
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7/22
2020
That’s a cover https://t.co/eCvT7Qtn4h
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireEvergreen cartoon https://t.co/hfamKPQjwH
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireJournalism, ladies and gents. Courtesy of the superb and tirelessly determined @lewis_goodall https://t.co/fRC4mLxSO1Splendid https://t.co/ETLOipVLVkVery fond memories of reviewing am dram at this place in the 1980s BBC News - Coronavirus: War Horse author calls f… https://t.co/M9AYNPXdXdVery good of the government to be so comprehensively awful on so many different fronts on a day when I actually hav… https://t.co/O9wR2Vw3NzOh my word, this is so true https://t.co/Th2MPJHJiNThis Biden chap absolutely nails where we are with UK politics right now. (Oh, he didn't mean us?) https://t.co/rUpBXKGaWm
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireYou can really see what the Conservative Party's current priorities are when Julian Lewis is stripped of the whip,… https://t.co/PDkbSOSkDJ
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireFor newbies/students/grads on pitching. I'm doing a super informal session next week where you can grill me on mone… https://t.co/p9yve6gtq9
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireSpot-on https://t.co/aH6UedWX5wFor anyone looking for employment, check out the Census site which is advertising a number of opportunities around… https://t.co/YtbYcmVQEk
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7/21
2020
It's the big one. I scoffed at our post-Brexit prospects, but the government is making me eat my words now it has o… https://t.co/qRHgPTKb6LImagine claiming you are ‘following the science’, then dumping senior scientists & nurses who won’t publicly back y… https://t.co/iRS2u2xh30
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireI am a massive fan of @AndyLHoward But this has sorely tested my devotion to the great man. Not for the faint-hear… https://t.co/LktwnBzqVG
7/20
2020
Michael Rosen. Uh-uh! A bookcase. A big, wide bookcase. We can't go over it. We can't go under it. Oh no! We've go… https://t.co/71PXqa1tB4
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireThis really made me smile https://t.co/S3YfbbuHZI
Retweeted by Paul Wiltshire @eliistender10 Don't be constrained by word countsHeartwarming pic of an oversized baby with Carrie and Wilfred. https://t.co/RbKyVUQwCR
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireAlready thread of the day https://t.co/sQFW8v8TUt
7/19
2020
Faced with a judicial decision they dislike, a democratic government will try to change the law; an autocratic gove… https://t.co/jWaUfIglKk
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireIt took 150 emails, 5 hours of calls to the banks, Financial Ombudsman and Finacial Conduct Authority and a 2 hour… https://t.co/utUoK6Kb4k
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireLate to the party on the new McNae's - and it's now part of a pile of reading that a week off has failed to make a… https://t.co/yAfCU1X5ao
7/18
2020

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