Content Note: This post mentions death. More so in the post linked at the end of this post then in this post.
I’ve written before about the fact that I’ve been doing the NCTJ Foundation Certificate in Journalism. And as a part of that there’s a unit of blogging and our tutor arranged for each of us to have the oppportunity to guest blog on a site called Kicking the Bucket.
Kicking the Bucket is an Oxford based festival which will happen for the third time in October/November this year. It’s a festival about living and dying. It looks like they have some interesting events planned. I probably won’t go to any as they all seem to be at times I’m likely to find tricky or places that would be a struggle to get to. I have however found the blogs that are being posted (by many people not just my fellow journalism students) thought provoking.
We were asked to write about any aspect of death we wanted to and it was suggested that it should be somewhat personal. The topic caused a lot of discussion and I thought of many things I could have written about – disability issues (I decided that wasn’t suited to that site) and language around death being two of them. I actually decided to write about how social media influences our dealings with death.
My post is Death in the Facebook Age.