Kid’s a Journo

The World At Large, From Somebody Small

Posted by Dan Howell on July 12 2010

Kid’s a Journo is moving home.

Dan Howell has just got back from travelling around America and Mexico for five weeks.

This site is moving to another address, where Dan will instead start to blog about his major field of interest:  journalism and the media.

Watch this space for the new address.

You can still watch the 5 TV programmes Dan’s produced by clicking on his cuttings and media page, or by visiting his Youtube channel.

You can also visit Dan’s poetry blog, where he’s been posting since January as Mr Moon Man.

To contact Dan, email dhowell1988@gmail.com.

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Relaunching in a Storm

Posted by Dan Howell on February 20 2010

Editor John Mulholland has recently recognised that the relaunch of the Observer, set for tomorrow, raises some important questions about the role of the Sunday newspaper in the current journalistic environment.

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“Sleeping Rough” now on Youtube

Posted by Dan Howell on February 3 2010

You can now watch my 16-minute documentary on homelessness in London on Youtube.

I’m the reporter, and  also co-wrote/produced it with Ly Aunapu and Zurine Jalon for the Danmarks Journalisthøjskole in November 2009. Sleeping Rough received an A- grade.

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A Right Pickle

Posted by Dan Howell on January 27 2010

David Cameron might be in trouble in this "post-Pugwash period"

A wonderfully “snippy” Andrew Neil took Conservative Party Chairman Eric Pickles to task on today’s Daily Politics.

The BBC’s graphic on the challenges facing David Cameron showed him captaining a ship through choppy waters, all too aware of possible mutinies below deck. It was a clever way, in what Mr Pickles went on to call “this post-Pugwash period”, of highlighting confusion in Conservative policy.

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Clutching at Straws (or just wriggling)?

Posted by Dan Howell on January 22 2010

Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw receiving what I still can’t quite believe is a “grilling” at the Iraq Inquiry today. He looks rather pleased with himself (especially 01:44 in) and I suppose he has reason.

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Dossiers & Emails

Posted by Dan Howell on January 19 2010

Tony Blair’s former Chief of Staff, Jonathan Powell, told the Iraq Enquiry today that the menace of the “dodgy dossier” which led the UK to war “was not a pivotal factor in the Iraq war”.

He would say that, of course, because he was seriously implicated in helping write it.

Watch Mr Powell give evidence here.

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Port-au-Prince

Posted by Dan Howell on January 15 2010

The children looked almost indignant
to be staring out from our Western newspapers.

We couldn’t hear them wailing
smell them dying
touch them shaking, still.

We could only read the factbox
on the world’s ten worst earthquakes
and, while we told that the grief was unimaginable
in the unluckiest country,
we would never have tried;

we didn’t even know that the capital
was Port-au-Prince.

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Obama: Nervous?

Posted by Dan Howell on January 15 2010

Here’s President Obama’s endorsement for Martha Coakley ahead of next week’s Senate race in “Massachusetts”, which she regrettably misspelled on her campaign literature.

I hope that it works; it would be such a shame if Scott Brown succeeds (however indirectly) in derailing healthcare reform.

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First Cut is the Deepest, What Will it Be?

Posted by Dan Howell on January 14 2010

Brown: "Everything you see here? Cut."

Which of our battle-hardened political parties will get the chance to exercise the ruthless, heartless cuts that they simply can’t wait to show the public they are truly capable of?

Who knows. One thing is for sure, they’re all becoming more ruthless and heartless.

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Recognise This Woman?

Posted by Dan Howell on January 13 2010

Shirley Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church in today's Guardian

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