Blog posts by year and month March 2011

Posts (14)

  1. Today is my last day as editor of About the BBC. I am handing over to Steve Bowbrick who many of you already know from the radio blogs and Emily Commander who has been an occasional contributor to this blog. I've really enjoyed my time as editor and am looking forward to watching the blog and t...

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  2. As the team who work daily to place BBC staff as volunteers with charity partners, we know all too well that the "V" word can sometimes be misunderstood. Occasionally seen as a dusty, worthy word, it can conjure images of coffee mornings and bric-a-brac stalls. So its not always as easy as you mi...

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  3. I took some News trainees round Broadcasting House in central London the other day. I was trying to get them to imagine how new and utterly undefined broadcasting was in the early days. How did you know how to build a new broadcasting centre, when hardly anyone else had ever done it? Colonel Val ...

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  4. Going to EastEnders was "the best decision I ever made in my life". Not me - though I'd happily say it too - but Oscar winning film director Tom Hooper, who between 1999 and 2000 directed a series of brilliant episodes of the BBC's most consistently popular drama. As the National Audit Office ...

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  5. School Report is the project from BBC News which sees young students all over the UK developing news reporting skills - using lesson plans and materials from the School Report website. With support from BBC staff and partners, teachers help students develop their journalistic skills to become Sch...

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  6. This podcast is my current favourite item on the new BBC Academy College of Production site. To me, it's a good summary of what we are trying to achieve: useful, simple, short, authoritative advice and experience from experts. All the basic objectives are easy to state yet hard to pull off. Getti...

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  7. It's been a bitter-sweet time recently. I don't think anyone with a heart can not have had it broken by the terrible scenes from Japan. Our news outlets continue to report from the region, with Shelagh Fogarty's Radio 5 live reports poignantly capturing the concern and shock. It really brings i...

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  8. There have been various stories in the press this week speculating about proposals emerging from 'Delivering Quality First', which is our wide-ranging consultation with all BBC staff on how the BBC should deliver the highest quality programmes and services under our new licence fee settlement. ...

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  9. Last Thursday, 10 March, saw the launch of the Building digital capacity for the arts project, something I've been working on since the end of last year and which has felt a bit like organising a wedding - who should be invited, will they get on, who's going to make the speeches and how long shou...

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  10. Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC One blogs about background music and the Vision Audibility project on the TV blog. "One of the most common complaints to BBC television in recent years has been that some people find it hard to hear the dialogue in our shows. They cite many reasons for this, the...

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