@3 The difference with Live! is that we admitted we'd done something wrong. Hands up. Sorry. Guess that's not good enough for you though?
@5 Everyone complains when 'the media' don't cover something. But the Union have an attitude of not telling us when they do something that should be publicised and waiting for us to find out for ourselves. This usually means 'good news' is either missed or late and therefore not 'news'. The Union needs to improve it's communication with students and that includes the student media. It's not like they don't know who I am. Why did noone think to ask 'are you going to run an article on nominations? It would really help our publicity.' I would have said yes.
@8 Live! is a CGCU news website. We cover central Union and CGCU news and other Higher Education issues. We covered RCSU elections this year and in the past as they were run parallel to CGCU's elections and we have quite a wide science faculty readership. There has not been a demand for Medic news in the past but if there is a growing medic readership then fair enough. Quite frankly though, election coverage is time consuming and stressful and I don't see the point if there are only three medics who ever visit this site (who probably already know who they are voting for or are running themselves anyway). I am happy to be corrected if there is a sudden barrage of emails and comments from dissatisfied medics. If you're here then I'll write stuff you're interested in!
"Union have an attitude of not telling us when they do something that should be publicised and waiting for us to find out for ourselves"
what part of mass email and union website constitutes not telling you?
You could have not said anything, instead you sound like Live! should be spoon-fed the news. It's the job of journalists to find out what's going on and tell their readers. If you fail to find out what's going on, it's your fault, not the Union's.
Ok, it's my fault. The Union is clearly perfect. Thanks for letting me know. The fact the union has not sent out a single press release to the media mailing list but chooses instead to just put adverts in felix has nothing to do with it.
(BTW, I made a point of discerning between stuff the Union wants/needs to publicise, which we occaisionally miss; and stuff they don't want us to know, which more often we don't. Live! could hardly be accused of being spoon-fed the news.)