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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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Joined Twitter 2/14/09


Great liveblogging of #BLNConf for those of us who aren't there because we have exclusive tickets to this afternoon… https://t.co/z0e9tqQB95Message to all my students: next time I'm grumpy over alarms which aren't set or are slept through, you are not fre… https://t.co/buJAfOZw8LIf you're in training for any kind of athletic endeavour, can I recommend the Hospital Dash: forget to set your ala… https://t.co/8bXr5s88VZ
1/23
2020
@Chutzpah84 Clear data sorts it 🤞Since Boris Johnson refuses to convene Cobra to tackle the Twitter app-crashing-on-Android crisis, I've been forced… https://t.co/CU4b7GDfkPNice to see this launched by Reach titles today 50 ways you can help beat climate change https://t.co/OW6VkU7vWuWrote this on the great shorthand debate last night. In case your Twitter app was also playing up, here it is again: https://t.co/cSTMEkxv2NThis is a national emergency. Completely messed up the start of my day today. Now breathing again via desktop Twitt… https://t.co/YflZun7AIf @BenJaneFitness @delmeparfitt No, but some merit in that, deffo
1/22
2020
Cracking investigation https://t.co/26c3bFzVSA @delmeparfitt We're about to start our first years with two lots of two hours a week, but our teacher will urge the… https://t.co/ACrd3W0e0PIt's the hardest part of my job - but it's got to be done: Why I'm sticking with shorthand https://t.co/cSTMEkxv2N via @paulwiltshireSo lovely to reconnect with our have-a-go-at-anything first years, have lunch with @AnnaPointer & @JournoErika - an… https://t.co/Gwrzu8xAM0
1/21
2020
Create your own government policy distraction by moving the last public institution you visited to the provincial h… https://t.co/NDQ3l4qs0J
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireLoving seeing @BBC_Hayley in top TV action tonight https://t.co/VLByDkI226 @DanielJaeWebb Yes, the police share some of the blame here. I spent a lot of time last week steering our 2nd years away from police-speak.Can we ban the ridiculous journalistic phrase 'police were called to reports of xx', please? You can't be called to… https://t.co/wcRfcVBHJ7
1/20
2020
@undomgoddess50 E for elephant is my favouriteSitting in Kwikfit wowed by the ability of a fellow customer to use the phonetic alphabet for reg numbers and postc… https://t.co/4DjFZ1QKryWhat a shame. They were such an obvious force for good in public life. And as with Brexit, the people who got what… https://t.co/cnvUyRWwmy
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireI love every word of this from @Edd13Moore - from council coverage to ethics and newsroom management to the privil… https://t.co/mmZXo7EfYpLove this from the great David English: 'Journalism is a craft.' If I can inspire a fraction of the young journalis… https://t.co/lh14vC1npyMarvellous data journalism here https://t.co/9P4OXEXCyz
1/19
2020
This is truly beautiful https://t.co/mpR1RimDyw
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireWinnie-the-Pooh is the ultimate mental health book. Piglet had anxiety, Rabbit had narcissistic personality disorde… https://t.co/wFaguaoybw
Retweeted by Paul Wiltshire @davidhiggerson Feel a blog coming on @davidhiggerson I've always argued - and editors have generally agreed - that it shows you have a certain stickabil… https://t.co/XHvlkg6t3jGood BBC News - Spain's Magaluf and Ibiza crack down on alcohol-fuelled holidays https://t.co/ctBsX8PMTo @TalkTalk are there any internet problems affecting Chippenham in Wiltshire at the moment?Love this thread. Ostensibly about shorthand - which we teach and which is hugely valuable and a CV indicator of th… https://t.co/6CgC7d4YRU
1/18
2020
Lovely to spend some real quality time with this crew this week - one of my favourite weeks of the uni year. https://t.co/NbMXm2STwKJournalism students everywhere: when you become a radio producer, make sure you book the right guest. Although this… https://t.co/Y7J2FXS2Qf @EvanHD re the wrong Robert Shapiro. Can we have this as a regular feature on #PM ? An interview with someone other… https://t.co/UHPhBcD53X
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireThis may be the first time that I've read a @BarristerSecret blog which I've disagreed with. Increased transparency… https://t.co/wL4uaRAr0k
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireActor Sir Patrick Stewart: "It makes me very, very sad. I think what is happening with the European Union is actual… https://t.co/jqF0f5xL4d
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1/17
2020
Absolutely this. The biggest act of self-harm ever. And they want us to ring bells to celebrate. https://t.co/4G8LaM9Wzb @G_Fred_B Hi Georgia, are you back in Cheltenham? If so, where are you so we (second year news week) can chase the… https://t.co/0sRw4gxmAjThe @UoGjourno breakfast of kings and queens. Thank you @AbGardner1 https://t.co/egVmy8pbO7
1/16
2020
The men in power who looked away, and the women who fought to open our eyes: blisteringly good stuff from the wonde… https://t.co/nKQnTWhPcZAt a moment when we could be tempted to utterly despair about our country, this happens. Such a wonderful, moving,… https://t.co/mgkhdfI843Lisa Nandy is sharp, tenacious, articulate and happy to tell the Labour Party what it’s got wrong. No wonder the m… https://t.co/vj0bFlj686
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireInteresting https://t.co/r7LaAeblHKBrexiters: We are a soaring unstoppable powerhouse, a mighty and noble fucking leviathan that is stronger all by ou… https://t.co/6beMOWVMCZ
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireUtterly marvellous https://t.co/1ZvqUBEIWeThe @TUIUK dotting is and crossing ts advert slogan is clever, but I'm irrationally obsessed by the surely obvious… https://t.co/53E7pVTzKlWhenever you're flagging, I thoroughly recommend plugging yourself into the national grid of passionate, thoughtful… https://t.co/6CQU6O5Id2Lovely to drive in to this beauty - which popped up on Spotify - by my daughter's boyfriend's band @BurbankOfficialhttps://t.co/4WpySbEdJ2This is the most depressing front page I have ever seen. About the most ridiculous fundraising campaign there has e… https://t.co/FVPacfkuwS
1/15
2020
'Big Ben must bong.' Jesus Christ. I had childhood pets with smarter priorities.
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireDrove down into Cheltenham from Seven Springs to the accompaniment of Teenage Kicks this morning. Highly recommended.
1/14
2020
- Phillip Schofield: “what examples do you have (of racism against Meghan)?” - @SholaMos1: “That’s another problem… https://t.co/tsOd1TDWYS
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireThe contrast between the heat generated by @BBCr4today and the light generated by @BBCPM is extraordinary. My drive… https://t.co/7BOBzdymwN
1/13
2020
Good to see Starmer prioritising the need for businesses to be incentivised to look long-term rather than to the ne… https://t.co/KAwFlwgwvAPut this on a fucking bus. https://t.co/ko0bWdvF7W
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1/12
2020
Good stuff here on the need for us to live more in the moment Are you living too much in the future at the expense… https://t.co/TRoByHjBA6This is exactly the sort of brave, common sense honesty that we need from our politicians on the biggest crisis fac… https://t.co/dHPc618NKtThings that are actually a crisis: food banks, homelessness, male suicide, climate change, the rise in hate crime,… https://t.co/w5KXJzFjbH
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireEvery league side in the south west is winning at the moment - other than Bristol Rovers, who are drawing. Probably… https://t.co/AvI7OnDGsyBrilliant https://t.co/kzWHxMeh6nI would not be a journalist today if I hadn't read @garyyounge in the Guardian and thought 'I want to do THAT'. Her… https://t.co/6erlngeQnu
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1/11
2020
“Of the 13 leaders of the Tory party since 1945, only three have not become prime minister. They were William Hague… https://t.co/cZs2l7MVps
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireLove this. Reporting with people, not on them. https://t.co/eechJi2miQWonderful. Every word of it. https://t.co/vuBDCgdoelWhen you're looking for a meeting room in Milan........and you're offered one in Bergen. I'm legally obliged to sa… https://t.co/0hcC5tcTmgNo we don’t. And it’s not. https://t.co/YriN8aNk4L
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireThere's also the nonchalant copper who thinks about trying to stop him towards the end, and then clearly decides li… https://t.co/IS8R6ycIYXMeghan is going to have to realise that once she gets a job she won't be able to drop everything and fly across the… https://t.co/PtgknkuNAc
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireI'm not often grateful to Jacob Rees-Mogg. But I thank him for not completely shafting my planned dates for a visit… https://t.co/ZByua9ovk1Yesterday dreadful A and E stats. Today shocking inadequacy of mental health services for young people exposed. Day… https://t.co/sAs7FwoiCI
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireSustained and organised reader investment in journalism has to be a key factor in securing its future. But - as thi… https://t.co/9S2TKjDYapInteresting analysis here on the royal reporting eco-system ‘He’s very tortured’: Prince Harry's growing anger at t… https://t.co/FZy8SD0d5AThis. https://t.co/9f9OnzUPcl @echonewsphil The Newsroom Accessories Act of 1896 stipulates that unless there is a working Sports Direct giant mu… https://t.co/RPItSHZcWUWhen I grow up I want to be Miriam Margolyes https://t.co/2ekzEHfu2Z
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1/10
2020
I have just discovered this account and may be some time https://t.co/Ium5ZZ7nRAStrange priorities of the Queen to make it expressly clear she's deeply disappointed in her grandkids for attemptin… https://t.co/9RCqrpbTNA
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireLoving the idea that someone thinks Iran is slightly to the south of Bristol. They might have been confusing it wit… https://t.co/ShbA6djznk @maryenglish It's a very broad heading and more public affairs really, but the funding of the monarchy, its role, i… https://t.co/gpd2E3NI9pMy wish for 2020 is that people will check if there’s media coverage before they angrily tweet ‘the media won’t cover this.’
Retweeted by Paul Wiltshire▪️Scrapping guarantees of workers’ rights ▪️Stopping refugee children reuniting with their families ▪️Clamping dow… https://t.co/zwjo3isLWh
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireSo the Royal family have broadcast their unhappiness about Harry and Meghan....but not their dismay at the behaviou… https://t.co/KfDJ4XZu7j
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireI for one am hugely grateful to the Sussexes for providing such good material for the monarchy and constitution ses… https://t.co/YynPIG462F'The royal formerly known as Prince' - well done to someone on the Daily Star subs desk BBC News - Newspaper headli… https://t.co/GKmWAPpPhm
1/9
2020
The second part of this thread...... Utterly and completely nail on the head We will all pay the price for Corbyn's… https://t.co/vf3yvORvUbThis is nice. Written by the great @stevemellen and about the wonderful @EmilyKoch https://t.co/KA88YbP9qdWonderful thought from @SianElvin that encapsulates my mantra on content ideas: you have to sift through some sh*t… https://t.co/ElXwHDS2zFThis, ladies and gentlemen, is what responsible journalism looks like. MEN names Britain's 'worst rapist' Reynhard… https://t.co/RPnUrwaeBmGood stuff here on a phrase that - along with 'slow news day?' and 'local rag' - makes my blood boil. If you're inv… https://t.co/P5CaA69HIYBen Wallace is Captain Darling from Blackadder. Genius from @JohnJCrace https://t.co/aKLLPVCG0wStill singing this morning after listening to this kept me going far longer than usual at the gym last night. Utter… https://t.co/6WmmtxaSCB
1/8
2020
Data journalism at its finest https://t.co/h8vg0DfvGvTaken by surprise by these Robbie lyrics on the beautiful hopes parents have for their children. Must be something… https://t.co/JlTCnTpq5jTo all those thinking Corbyn has been uniquely badly treated by the media I suggest watching an episode of Spitting… https://t.co/hJj1Hb4Kng
Retweeted by Paul WiltshireLove this on the regional media from my friend @EdRachaelSugden "We are not biased to one political side or anothe… https://t.co/qMZq8nau9HTo the idiot who thought it was a good idea to run in non-reflective clothing with his back to oncoming traffic on… https://t.co/PiCC1sNGZyIf there's a better way to start your day than this story, I don't want to know about it. https://t.co/aYoCet9tBYReasons why the regional media is the best, part 206 https://t.co/Dzc6MSNd8Y
1/7
2020
Good to see https://t.co/tsklVYvNIwLatest from me: on the transformation of England’s politics, whether the Tories can keep their new Red Wall votes &… https://t.co/0O8rLcWlPO
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1/6
2020

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