Keeping up with last term's tradition of the Medwire setting the national news agenda, a story first written by one of our own, Michelle Gleaves, has today been published on the BBC (3rd top story in England), MailOnline and the Huffington Post and on the Press Association's Mediapoint.

What's more the Huffington Post article actually mentions Michelle and the Medwire, with a link back to the original piece.

The original piece, which you can still view on the Medwire, saw Michelle raise the issues of  sexism in Casinos plans to celebrate the National Cleavage Weekender - where girls are offered free entry in exchange for getting their assests out.

Michelle's story has consistently been one of the most popular on the site, since it was published over a week ago and it's great to see it getting national coverage - even if it doesn't have her name on it!

She has also been contacted by the Medway Messenger team about the story and we're very proud!


Well done Michelle! 

And to top it off, it has made the Press Association Mediapoint Wire. Absolutely Brilliant!

so exciting!

Honestly super super proud of you! It's a great story!

Well done Michelle, great story. You must be thrilled :D

What a cracking story! It thoroughly deserves to be leading national news websites. Don't let the byline bandits get you down either, this story is yours.

Remember to keep copies of it - both your originals and the versions that are now springing up on news sites all over the web. They'll look impressive stapled to the back of your CV in a couple of years' time! 

Rob is a lecturer in reporting and writing at the Centre for Journalism

Well done - shame the Mail didn't give credit where credit is due but that's the cut and thrust of journalism. It has happened to me countless times.


Be interested in what people feel about the Mail juxtaposing this story next to their usual online smorgasbord of celebrity tittle-tattle featuring non-stories about personalties in some kind of state of undress...


You're headed into a moral labyrinth there... this is also the paper that runs an occasional "block online porn" campaign alongside its rather fleshy online news agenda.

Here's another twisted avenue to explore - a curious piece of research into the use of the phrase "all grown up" on the Mail Online

A little bit creepy.

Rob is a lecturer in reporting and writing at the Centre for Journalism

Good on you, Michelle. What all of our students could perhaps also take away is that the best way to get the byline you deserve and in the case of The Daily Mail some money, is to phone up the newsdesk on the one of the nationals and try to sell the story to them.

Next time you turn up a salacious or otherwise jaw dropping story, get on the phone. I'm sure any of the staff will be happy to suggest how you could frame your pitch. Go on. The worst that can happen is you don't make a sale.

Medwire story makes nationals (yet again)