Monday, November 19, 2007
Scandal set to rock the media?
This week's dodgy phone-in photo competition: Can you spot a journalist from a news desk near you?
Standards watchdogs were demanding answers after journalists and media execs were pitched in to the heart of a "jobs for goals" footballing scandal this weekend.
Suspicions were raised after several overweight, 40-something hacks secured an emphatic 8-2 victory against students from Cardiff University's School of Journalism. The students denied they had "thrown" the game amid fears their journalistic careers may be over before they even began. But when Steve "the gaffer" Busfield scored his first goal in almost five years the evidence appeared overwhelming.
This weekend was the 20th anniversary tour for those of us who graced Cardiff's School of Journalism football team all those years ago. We still play each season and to mark the occasion we organised games against the lecturers (who beat us 1-0 and awarded themselves a nice shiny cup) and the students (who we thrashed and got nothing but some pride restored). Still bitter after all these years? You bet!
That's enough fun for one week - now it's back to ACAS....