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October (8 posts)

  1. 1000 days and counting...

    Friday 30 October 2009, 13:58

    Roger Mosey Roger Mosey Acting Director, BBC Vision

    Many of my BBC jobs have been in News, where we were obviously very interested in what was happening there and then because news is all about the present - and we might have had a flicker of interest, but no more than that, in planning something for the next day if we were really pushed. But we'd have...

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  2. A sporting balance

    Friday 30 October 2009, 11:14

    Barbara Slater Barbara Slater Director, BBC Sport

    Thanks to all who posted comments on my last post, I will attempt to answer some of your questions.

    First of all, it's timely that there is a question here that relates to rugby union coverage, specifically because just this week we announced a significant autumn season of rugby on the BBC spanning...

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  3. Welcome to BBC iD

    Friday 30 October 2009, 10:14

    Chris Jones Chris Jones

    Early next week, there will be a change to how you leave comments on this blog - we're upgrading our current registration system to a new and improved one.

    When you log in to the new system, you will be prompted to upgrade your existing account, and you should be able to do that with a minimum of fuss...

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  4. Unlocking the archive

    Thursday 29 October 2009, 09:38

    Jana Bennett Jana Bennett Director, BBC Vision

    On Tuesday night I was at the London School of Economics (LSE) - my old stomping ground when I was a student in the late '70s. It brought back some fond memories - nipping over the road to the Bush House to watch my tutor broadcast on the World Service; enjoying a great curry in the basement restaurant...

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  5. Why sport matters

    Tuesday 27 October 2009, 13:37

    Barbara Slater Barbara Slater Director, BBC Sport

    I have been in my role as the BBC's Director of Sport for six months now, so I'm pleased to have this opportunity to give an insight into what's been going on behind the scenes in our division during that time.

    It has been an exhilarating few months for BBC Sport but also a challenging one with the...

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  6. Reacting to reactions

    Monday 26 October 2009, 09:36

    Keith Jones Keith Jones Head of Communications & Complaints

    Hello, I'm Keith Jones, and I am Head of Communications and Complaints in BBC Audience Services, which doesn't describe very clearly what I, or my team, do. I'm responsible for managing a large chunk of the services we provide for our audiences.

    We have felt for some time that we should explain more...

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  7. Question Time and the BNP

    Thursday 22 October 2009, 10:14

    Mark Thompson Mark Thompson Director-General (2004-2012)

    The decision to invite Nick Griffin, the British National party leader onto tonight's edition of Question Time is obviously an editorial judgement - and one for which the BBC and I will certainly be called to account. But it is not a decision like the running order for this morning's Today programme...

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  8. Welcome

    Tuesday 20 October 2009, 12:38

    Chris Jones Chris Jones

    Hello, and welcome to the About the BBC blog. We'll be using this blog as a place where decision makers and experts can talk about things going on inside the BBC. This could include anything; from major announcements to how parts of the corporation operate. We'll also be highlighting and linking to the...

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