Thursday 31 May 2012, 14:50
Twitter was not the only source, but it was my primary source of breaking news.
Thursday 31 May 2012, 14:01
I found that thinking for Twitter helped to focus my mind: it made me work harder on choosing the words to sum up forensic evidence, for instance.
Monday 9 January 2012, 12:48
On 2.30pm at Tuesday 3 January, I sent out my last Stephen Lawrence trial tweet:
"#stephenlawrence jury coming in - could verdict be imminent? - watch #BBCNewschannel."
Then the tables turned - the Twitter stream shifting from a tool to a source as I relied on it for hours of live commentary.
Friday 6 January 2012, 14:13
Does Twitter help or hinder the business of reporting a trial in Britain?
I'm not a legal expert. I'm not even a regular court reporter. But I was one of the BBC team covering the Stephen Lawrence murder trial at the Old Bailey in November.
I am also the BBC broadcaster who used Twitter to break news...
Monday 14 March 2011, 19:08On Thursday, I published a few paragraphs on my blog about a US State Department spokesman's view that the Department of Defense is being "ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid" in its treatment of Wikileaks whistleblower Private Bradley Manning.
Friday 11 March 2011, 07:55
Do we need publicly funded broadcasting? Is it a luxury rather than a necessity, given the explosion of information on the internet? Is it a cash drain we can't afford in this age of austerity? Is it an idea whose time has gone?
Put these questions to a Republican member of the United States Congress...
Tuesday 18 January 2011, 18:17
There's a battle out there about the role of social media.
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