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It would depend on its value to the person reading your CV. Mainstream media isn't peer-reviewed, so may not have much weight as a publication in some circles. You could however demonstrate how this engages the public and contributes to impact and stakeholder awareness.
I agree with rewt, this is a highly unusual situation. Given that your external seems to have no intention of passing you, I agree with rewt's advice in order to get a new examiner. If you are a member of a union (UCU, NUS, your university's union), they might also be worth talking to.
Firstly, well done for carrying on with your review after getting emotional. That's a brave thing to do. Secondly, are your supervisors/university support team aware of your depression? They are make reasonable adjustments for you, if so. That's not to say that they would allow you to pass no questions asked, but it may help you re: scheduling, deadlines etc.
As to whether you should continue - did you want to continue with the PhD prior to your review, or are these feelings that came about because of your review performance? It sounds like you might be having a wobble at the moment because of this dent in your confidence.
A friend of mine has suspended their PhD for at least 6 months on medical grounds. She's expressed the wish to continue working on her PhD throughout this time however, which I told her was kind of defeating the object of suspending in the first place. She had health problems before she suspended, so she had a few months where she didn't produce anything for her PhD, and wants to 'catch up' on that. I have checked in our university regulations, but it doesn't say anything in there about this.
Does anyone know if the work she does over her suspension will be allowed to be included (as her supervisors know what stage she's at right now), or whether there could be any other consequences? She is aware that she won't get any supervision during this time, but is determined to do it anyway.
Everyone usually gets some amendments as a result of their reviews - that's what they're for! As it's your first review, you don't have perspective: this is a good result, and it seems clear to me that your report was good. Don't let the amendments devalue what you've done. You haven't let your supervisor down.
Whether it's working with them in the lab, or as part of a study group etc., have any of you had bad experiences with another PhD student?
I've personally met a few students who openly admit to only doing a PhD for the title, and just wanted to stay at university to continue their undergraduate lifestyle (i.e. sleeping all day and drinking all night). I doubt most of them will stay the course, especially when it comes to annual reviews.
I've also experienced a fellow PhD student give me and my peers the silent treatment for days, after saying something 'too intelligent' in a meeting and 'showing them up'.
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