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May (17 posts)

  1. The Editors blog - Impartiality and coalition government

    Monday 17 May 2010, 12:08

    Laura Murray Laura Murray

    "We're all in new territory: government, opposition - and broadcasters. Coming to terms with the "new politics" of coalition sets us some new challenges, just as we're trying to recover our breath from the extraordinary events of recent weeks". Ric Bailey, the BBC's chief political adviser.

    Over on...

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  2. Our survey says...

    Thursday 13 May 2010, 13:37

    Jo Hamilton Jo Hamilton

    "But how do you know for definite how many people were watching TV last night?" That's the kind of question I get asked on a regular basis when I tell people I work in audience measurement at the BBC. Along with my team, it's our job to find out how many people watched TV, listened to the radio and have...

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  3. We are changing lives with 'One Water'

    Thursday 13 May 2010, 12:06

    Chris Kane Chris Kane

    Every now and then fate deals us a good card. Excellent sales of One Water across BBC catering outlets up to March mean that a third play pump can be set up to help communities in Malawi. One Water also has money left over to get well on the way to purchasing a fourth one! Thanks to all staff and visitors...

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  4. BBC Internet blog - new homepage launches

    Tuesday 11 May 2010, 16:34

    Laura Murray Laura Murray

    Over on the Internet blog, Jo Wickremasinghe has announced the launch of a new version of the BBC homepage.

    Changes include a new navigation bar across the top of the page to facilitate easier and faster access to the most popular sites across the BBC.

    The new navigation bar is slowly being rolled...

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  5. Over the Rainbow - the story behind the singing

    Tuesday 11 May 2010, 15:00

    Alec McGivan Alec McGivan Head of BBC Outreach

    This weekend I was on the set of BBC One's Over the Rainbow in Fountain Studios, Wembley. It's the latest Andrew Lloyd Webber-fronted search for new West End talent. The main hunt is for an actress to play Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, but for the first time this year the BBC is also involving the nation...

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  6. Flexible working, video conferencing and the BBC

    Friday 7 May 2010, 10:13

    Chris Kane Chris Kane

    Lots of people talk about the benefits of using video links to avoid the need for travel. In the main there is a fair degree of scepticism about the usefulness or otherwise of this technology, for example, 'it's expensive, the picture is poor and one needs a degree in rocket science to get the kit working...

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  7. BBC Internet blog: BBC iD on CBBC

    Wednesday 5 May 2010, 15:08

    Laura Murray Laura Murray

    BBC Children's have just entered the final phase of the BBC iD roll out for CBBC. This means that children will be able to access all CBBC content using one password and one iD. This animation shows how children can get a new BBC iD account.

    Over on the Internet blog, Marc Goodchild, Head of Interactive...

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