Social Media is Killing News

Month: July 2018

Social Media is Killing News

Before I start, I am aware that most of you reading this found this article through a social media page. This irony is not lost on me, but bear with me. The problem with social media news is not that good news, good reports, cannot be found on it; rather, the problem is that this good journalism is flooded among masses of clickbait, fake news, and deliberate misinterpretation. There are hundreds of different websites on both sides of the political spectrum that produce this rubbish, and it is depressingly simple to do. The basic issue is that there is…

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Sports Spotlight: Swimming

Welcome (again) to Sports Spotlight. Every week, as your Inquire Sports Web Editor, I will be taking on a new sporting activity for the benefit of those interested in diving (pun intended) into something new. Or those just simply wanting to sea some new ideas. These articles will be swimming around the web every Saturday/Sunday, with top tips on how to make a splash within sports. This week is… Swimming. Although not being a strong swimmer myself, I grabbed a pair of goggles and armbands (kidding) and dragged myself down to the nearest leisure centre pool. But at least…

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Guy called “Sunny” Claims it’s Too Hot

A university student called Sunny, no irony intended, has described having to “down ice cold cider to keep myself cool” after melting in his middle-class student accommodation. Kent has seen the worst of the summer heatwave, and reports of university students suffering in pub gardens, with their cool Kopparberg Strawberry & Lime cider, thank you very much, have become common in the last few days. Having recently graduated, Sunny, has seen his summer turn into a dystopia, with his favourite hobby of editing these articles, made entirely redundant by his need to keep cool, and compulsive urge to casually drink….

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Canterbury Council Offer Water to Homeless in Summer Heatwave

Canterbury City Council has announced a policy to offer bottled water and sun cream to those sleeping on the streets during the current summer heatwave. With an estimated homeless population of 97 in early 2018, and with the current temperature expected to remain around 30°C, the Council has decided to act amid speculation that the heat record could be broken by Friday. The initiative is being carried out local charities and businesses, specifically: Catching Lives, Porchlight and the Street Pastors, all partners of the Council. Once at any of these locations, volunteers are ready to hand out water and…

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Why is Sport so important?

Social media has been consumed this Summer with two things: Love Island and The World Cup. Twitters being filled with the hashtags #itscominghome and #loyal. Although there are a lot of similarities between both in terms of being competitions for large sums of money and ‘survival of the fittest’, only one falls under the sporting category. For those of you who might prefer Love Island and are asking “why is The World Cup so important anyway? It’s just another Sport” then this article is aimed at those of you. Those who do not understand sports. Those may have squealed at…

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