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ONB's News and Current Affairs Podcasts
September 2021:
Free speech on campus: A good idea or a recipe for trouble?
Part 1/2: The UK government's proposals to give students, staff and visitors legal rights to free speech on campus carries penalties for colleges and students unions which fail to comply. Is it workable? We look at the draft Bill (PDF download).
June 2021:
Your right to know: UK council budgets in the spotlight
Local taxpayers and journalists have a brief opportunity this summer to investigate how UK councils have spent cash during the pandemic . Do you know your rights, and what issues can you probe by yourself? (PDF briefing)
March 2021:
A new British passport: Book, document, import or export?
British citizens resident in the EU face extra security hurdles if they need to renew an expiring UK passport, in the face of tighter customs controls post-Brexit and ongoing pandemic travel restrictions.
December 2020:
Home-working & I.T.: Must it be a security headache?
Software systems allowing managers to monitor employees who work at home need not be as intrusive as some critics suggest. We talk to CEO Piotr Kubiak about the advantages of a leading I.T. solution for bosses and workers.
October 2020:
Learning the lessons: How to train teachers in a pandemic
Thousands have embarked on new teaching careers after attending British Council courses. Trainer Declan Cooley outlines moves to online instruction. Plus: Lugano update from Farrer & Co law partner Hendrik Puschmann.
September 2020:
The riddle of Brexit, Lugano Day and an 'Italian torpedo'
Brexit risks leaving British businesses in legal limbo over enforcing cross-border compensation claims in commercial courts. Will the UK's bid to stay in another continental accord succeed or fail? The EU's verdict is imminent.
July 2020:
The Covid 'double whammy' facing UK foreign students
International undergraduates risk losing property left in dorms as Covid-19 struck, plus future rent guarantee woes. Ex-Uni boss John Simons and lawyer Nicola Fairburn reflect on a dilemma for managers, students and families.
June 2020:
The unfolding crisis for the UK's English summer schools
Business acquisitions consultant James Dixey and summer school director Harry Hortyn describe how Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on a £1.4bn industry, and what owners need to do to survive and attract students in the future.

ONB's Training Workshops for Media Professionals and Students

Navigating British Media Law

Alpine Winter Sports Journalism

Investigating Local Govt Spending

Recommended External Providers
The Centre for Investigative Journalism
Summer Schools & Autumn Workshops

Bookshelf Recommendations
Specialist Journalism

Edited by Barry Turner & Richard Orange
Published by Routledge, Oxfordshire

Combining 'how-to' skills with reflection on the place of each specialism in the industry, this guide features the skills needed to cover specialist areas, including writing match reports for sport, reviewing the arts, and dealing with complex information for science. The book also discusses how specialist journalists have contributed to the mainstream news agenda, as well as analysing how different issues have been covered in each specialism, such as global warming, national crime statistics and the celebrity culture in sport.
This webpage was previously managed by the former UK media company Orchard News Bureau Ltd (2006-2018)