Postgrad Lives: ‘We have to go and get stories and build contacts on our own’

Jason Grant, 29, is midway through a one year MA in broadcast journalism at City University in London, having completed a degree in media and communications at Goldsmiths, University of London last summer.

Why are you on this course?

While I was taking my degree, all the journalists I spoke to, including visiting speakers at Goldsmiths, said that the best way to get into the media was via a postgraduate course. City University is one of the most respected places for these courses, so I applied and was successful.

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They all seem to think personal responsibility is not applicable to them

Leading article: The virtues of transparency

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Ashcroft's taxes nothing to do with me, says Cameron

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Few benefits of non-dom status, says Goldsmith

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Edward Goldsmith: Environmentalist who founded 'Ecology' magazine and championed the green movement

Edward Goldsmith devoted a lifetime to "green" causes and the promotion of ecology, spending decades preaching that industrialisation was endangering mankind and that major change was essential if the planet was to survive.

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Tony Blair's former law chief has attacked the British Government for undermining Barack Obama's efforts to close Guantanamo Bay.

Goldsmith to choose green agenda over Tory policy

Conservative candidate would refuse to compromise his environmental principles

The Constant Economy, By Zac Goldsmith

Truism though it may be, the significance of what is said can sometimes very much depend on who is saying it. The larger the figure, the weightier the pronouncement. Zac Goldsmith's new book is a case in point. A competent depiction of an alternative way of doing things, of a more benign and natural ordering of the global economy, is not in the normal course of events going to make a lot of noise; such volumes are produced and remaindered every year.

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