Tuesday, 19 April 2011


So, as you can see, I appear to have neglected my blog.

Well, it is dissertation time after all!

However, I have found that most of my opinions can be summed up in 140 characters. Twitter: step forward!

So, look to the right and view my latest political/music/sport-related ramblings, you might just be tickled into a debate.

Follow me on twitter @glennhutt or comment on any of my tweets via this post.

Ciao x

Tuesday, 11 January 2011


If you don't want to be spoonfed the same old rubbish end of year charts, get a load of these gems.

40. OceanLab vs. Gareth Emery - On A Metropolis Day (Myon & Shane 54 Mashup)
39. Ferry Corsten Pres. Pulse - Festival
38. Laidback Luke Feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn - Timebomb (Vocal Mix)
37. Swedish House Mafia vs. Tinie Tempah - Miami 2 Ibiza
36. Majai - Emotion Flash (Sunny Lax Vocal Mix)
35. BT & Andrew Bayer - The Emergency (Today Is The Day Mix)
34. TyDi Feat. Tania Zygar - Vanilla
33. Tim Berg - Bromance (Avicii's Arena Mix)
32. Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina - Stereo Love
31. Susana Feat. Omnia & The Blizzard - Closer

30. Arty - Hope
29. Nic Chagall, Rank 1 & Wippenberg - 100
28. Above & Beyond vs. Kyau & Albert - Anphonic
27. Arty - The Wonder
26. Dirty Money Feat. T.I - Hello Good Morning
25. George Acosta Feat. Fisher - True Love (Club Mix)
24. Katy Perry - True Love (Kaskade Club Mix)
23. Jon O'Bir Feat. Fisher - Found A Way (Joint Operations Centre Remix)
22. Pendulum - The Island (Tiësto Remix)
21. DJ's United - Remember Love

20. Max Graham Feat. Ana Criado - Nothing Else Matters
19. Juventa - For That Special Girl
18. Miguel Bosé - Por Ti (Above & Beyond Remix)
17. Inna - Amazing
16. Clare Maguire - Ain't Nobody (Breakage's Suck It Up Remix)
15. Skream Feat. Sam Frank - Where You Should Be
14. Kylian Mash Feat. Akon & Glasses - Club Ceritifed
13. Vast Vision Feat. Fisher - Behind Your Smile (Maor Levi Club Mix)
12. Ummet Ozcan - Vimana
11. BT - Forget Me (Michael Cassette Remix)

10. Ben Preston - New Planet

I don't know why this track is so good. Probably the reason why I love it so much.

First heard: March, Record of the Week, Trance Around the World with Above & Beyond

9. Pendulum - Watercolour

Emotional and sincere yet crazy. Rob Swire & co. keep delivering.

First heard: May, Radio 1

8. Pendulum - Witchcraft

My computer OCD kicked in when two consecutive Pendulum songs were making my top 10 look scruffy, but try as I might, I couldn't drop one of them.

First heard: July, on their album 'Immersion'

7. Kano - Spaceship

Chase & Status + Kano = big things. Also my official 2010 away day anthem!

First heard: October, Annie Mac on Radio 1

6. Dido - Everything To Lose (Armin van Buuren Remix)

Anyone who makes a 'Sex in the City' soundtrack sound amazing has to be worthy of the top 10! Armin showing us why he's the world's number one DJ.

First heard: August, Trance Around the World

5. Vinny Troia Feat. Jaidene Veda - Do For Love (Matt Lange Remix)

If you have a "thing" for someone right now, listen to this track. You'll know what I mean once you've heard it. Such a gorgeous track. "Deep and lovely" as described by Above & Beyond.

First heard: November, Trance Around the World

4. Nero - Me & You

Dubstep is clearly trying to break into the mainstream. It won't be long with songs like this. 'Me & You' is guaranteed to elevate your mood. Cool video too.

First heard: October, Annie Mac on Radio 1 (I was dancing around the aisles at work!)

3. Ronski Speed vs. Yuri Kane - Denva Right Back (Plathysma Mashup)

Mashup of the year! Ronski Speed's dirty 'Denva' beats brought 'Right Back' to purity by Yuri Kane. Truly inspirational track for me during the second half of the year.

First heard: July, Tiësto's Club Life

2. Ben Gold - Profile

The piercing, edgy side of trance has been prominent this year - and nobody does it better than Ben Gold. Never heard such an intense sound. That's before you even get to the gorgeous piano breakdown. Amazing.

First heard: July, Trance Around the World, Ben Gold Guestmix

1. Aruna & Mark Eteson - Let Go (Nic Chagall Remix)

This track truly encapsulates everything great about this chart. Emotion, deepness, gorgeous vocals, but with uplifting kicks still included. It also puts on display the closing gap between house and trance, which has characterised 2010. Simply beautiful.

First heard: October, Trance Around the World, Nic Chagall Guestmix

Hot in 2011

Arty, Nero, Clare Maguire, Michael Cassette, Wolfgang Gartner

Thursday, 9 December 2010


Notes from the last law lecture of the term, which will cover the main points we have learnt.

1. Legal framework in the U.K

- Criminal and civil courts
- Criminal: state vs. individual (prison sentence if found guilty)
- Civil: disputes between organisations or individuals (i.e libel cases)

- Crown courts: cover indictable offences (carry sentence of 5+ years)
- Magistrates courts: summary offences (carry sentence of 5 years or less)

- Sometimes an offence can be seen as either indictable or summary, which is known as an 'either-way' offence funnily enough!

2. Court reporting

- Stage 1: After incident - report what happened (no danger)
- Stage 2: Warrant issued/someone arrested (case is active, kind of!)
- Stage 3: Police lay charges
- Stage 4: Trial

At stage 3, here are the uncontested things that you can report

- Name and age
- Address and occupation
- Charge(s)
- Date and place of Crown Court hearing
- Bail and legal aid conditions
- Names of counsel

REMEMBER: Prejudice leads to contempt, so be careful what you report and when you report it.

- During trial: no reporting when jury is not present.

3. Libel and defamation


DEFAMATION is a tendency to...

1. lower individual(s) in the estimation of right thinking people
2. cause them to be shunned/avoided
3. disparage them in their business, trade or profession
4. expose them to hatred, ridicule or contempt

Libel defences

1. JUSTIFICATION: "It's true and I can prove it"
2. FAIR COMMENT: "This is my honestly held opinion based on the facts"
3. ABSOLUTE PRIVILEGE: court reporting
4. QUALIFIED PRIVILEGE: police quote, council meetings etc

Reynold's defence

- In basic terms, a journalist can be let off if the defamatory remarks are seen to be in the public interest.

- If you come to your conclusions after practising 'responsible journalism' (i.e - kept notes, diaries, recordings), your defence will be enhanced.

4. Privilege

- Read my notes from the privilege lecture.

5. Copyright

- In simple terms, copyright laws are in place to protect intellectual property that belongs to an individual.

- News organisations (print and tv) have an agreement to use a certain proportion of each other's material, such as sport highlights. This is known as fair dealing.

"Pictures courtesy of..."

- To give another example, if a paper picks up an exclusive, rivals are allowed to publish that information

- Same applies for internet/online material.

Read my notes on copyright.

6. Privacy and confidentiality

- WIKILEAKS SAGA! Perhaps the biggest breach of confidence story ever.

Three areas of concern. Do not report...

1. state (official) secrets (e.g - matters that may hinder home security)
2. commercial secrets
3. facts about somebody that they would prefer to remain private

Matters that fall under the public interest can often excuse breaching confidence of sources.

Read my notes on privacy and confidentiality.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010


Here's what I did in the last news week on WINOL. Next week will focus on features to co-inside in In-Style's Maria Milano visit.


- Over the weekend, Chris worked hard to make the site look better and he has done a very good job. In all his excitement, he made a few spelling mistakes with the front page banner and other text he inserted. Like a good Chief Sub, I was on it in a flash!

- General clean up of the site. Got rid of old material, changed a few headlines for practical and editorial purposes.

- A bit of code forced Joomla to mangle the whole features page. Had to sort that!


- Chased up a picture for Stu's story: was going on the front page so particularly important.

- Found a poll module on good old Joomla extensions. Once it was downloaded, I put it on 'Extension manager' so I could add the poll about gay marriage onto the site.

- Spoke to our Picture Editor Jase Curtis about pictures(!) I found another fancy Joomla extension that could showcase his images. Maybe too late in the term for him to bother?!

- Another scan over the published articles. Checking the usual stuff: headlines, house style, legals, spelling etc.


- Subbed a lot of the Journalism Now! pieces from the first years and MA students. Didn't realise it wasn't really my job, but did them anyway!

- Then Output Editor of the BBC's Politics Show Tim Burke came in and we had some great discussions. We debated about the line between gay marriage and civil partnerships and whether the poll I put up was misleading as a result.

- He then went through the stories on the front page and made some advanced points about writing style and telling it properly. I learned a lot from spending the afternoon with him.

Monday, 6 December 2010


Notes from Laura Barton and Brian's debriefs.

- We actually hit all our deadlines!

- Great presenting from Cara (news) and Will (sport). Handover banter was good too.

- Fantastic student report about the fee demos, but voice over could've been a bit more measured to let the pictures speak for themselves.

- Particularly good shots in sport this week; especially getting the Winchester City manager covering his face after conceding a goal.

- Despite technical issues (including the handback to news), the bulletin was quite bulky and had a lot of substance.

- The features programme was also good, had a One Show feel, and was another string to our bow this week.

Sunday, 5 December 2010


Ian Anderson's media law extravanganza canceled due to adverse weather conditions!

Tuesday, 30 November 2010



The documentary about the tuition fee protests was on the front page, but had been replaced with our latest bulletin, so I took the YouTube embed code and put it on the sidebar of features.

The video was joined by Stu's feature interview with Chris Huhne. We're starting to get big names on the site, which is really encouraging.

Also, I generally updated the content, including news and sport articles submitted over the weekend.

Picture problems: Jase had copyrighted his (excellent) pictures, so the embed code for one of Stu's articles was not available.


I have been putting a lot of video content up this week. Catherine's behind the scenes video at the Echo is very good, so I put that on the front page. Veronica/Maddie etc's fee demo documentary is now on the features page as it had to be taken off the front page for the latest bulletin.

Hobbs has been securing some big names in the comment department, including Steve Brine and the Bishop of Winchester. The bishop piece had two parts to it, so me and Chris decided to keep one half back for next week. We also jazzed up his picture to more of a close up, feature style image.

Me and Jon decided it is best all-round for the site to have one column. Two columns cause far too many Joomla problems whilst one column looks good anyway. There are still drawbacks with one column, including the need to write long headlines to fill the excess space. So we went through and sorted that problem.


Sportsweek was getting a bit old on the front page and there wasn't a new one this week due to postponements.

Somehow the sidebars on the site started to look bare, especially on the news and sport pages. Grant put Mikey's new feature 'Hit the WINOL woodwork' onto YouTube so I could put that on sport along with links to popular and latest articles. Andy's bible bashers VT was looking old on the news sidebar, so I replaced that with two of Stu's latest pieces on the tuition fees and council housing.

Latest: Chris has been busy over the weekend to make the site look better, check it out at WINOL.