The first time I met someone using Tinder, the free dating app that requires users to swipe left for "no" and right for "yes" before enabling new "matches" to chat, it was an unqualified success. I should probably qualify that.
Today we're announcing a new pilot project at Lady Margaret Hall: a foundation year for students from under-represented backgrounds who might otherwise not find their way into the University of Oxford. We're intending to start it this autumn in the expectation of finding 12 exceptionally bright candidates who are interested in coming to Oxford, regardless of any obstacles they may have encountered so far in their lives.
I am an album. I am on vinyl and I am a CD. I am a tour. If you don't believe me you can search for me on Spotify or seek me out in Frankfurt. It seems not to be a joke, though for some time I assumed it was.
Journalism in the 21st century has undergone a fundamental change from how it would be understood to a 19th or even 20th century audience. The Guardian's editor Alan Rusbridger describes the centrality of a two-way relationship between journalists and their readers and how it has shaped the Guardian's editorial strategy
These three blogs by Alan Rusbridger, principal of Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, were originally published on the college's website. No sooner is term over than the admissions process begins - selecting candidates to come up to Oxford next year.
In December 2008, Alfred Brendel played his last public concert at the Musikverein in Vienna. At the age of 78, he had decided he would retire gracefully from the platform in the manner and at the time of his choosing. But there was never doubt that this great pianist would go on writing, talking and thinking about music.
Many festivals take years - even decades - to settle into a winning formula. The Schubertiade, by contrast, has seen little reason to change much since it first opened its doors in 1975. Do not come to the Austrian hamlet of Schwarzenberg in search of novelty or experimentation: you won't find it.
Along the grey windswept seafront at Lowestoft yesterday walked a nervous figure in a green anorak. From time to time he doubled back on his tracks or, glancing behind him, sat down to read a newspaper. Who was this uneasy man and what was he doing on such a rain-drenched day?
The story of how a Cotswold couple came to stage the Ring cycle in a barn can be written as a saga of personal obsession. Or illustrative of the power of great music to inspire super-human responses. Or as a Reithian dream of how public service broadcasting can touch the hearts and minds of strangers.
Editor's note: This is a chapter in Journalism After Snowden: The Future of Free Press in the Surveillance State, a forthcoming book from Columbia University Press. The book is part of the Journalism After Snowden initiative, a yearlong series of events and projects from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism in collaboration with CJR.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. David Pogue)
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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