October (35 posts)
Monday 19 October 2009, 19:06
It's about a fact-checking fest at the school of journalism at Tilburg in the Netherlands. For about a year, fourth year students at the school have been rigorously hunting down the 'facts' behind stories reported...
Monday 19 October 2009, 15:39
Find out more here; or watch the video.
Monday 19 October 2009, 12:39
So it looks like young Falcon Heene's balloon flight was a hoax concocted to land a reality television show. The boy's parents, Richard and Mayumi Heene, of Fort Collins, Colorado, US, are facing charges over Thursday's incident.
Investigators are also examining the possibility of other conspirators...
Friday 16 October 2009, 15:10
I really enjoyed Bran Dougherty-Johnson's treatment of this discussion about the future of the music industry. I learnt things too, without feeling I was being 'taught' in a traditional sense. Thoughts on this?
By the way, for those who haven't encountered Vimeo...
Thursday 15 October 2009, 11:07
Or, to put in another way, when was the last time you were taken in by a fabricated story about a celebrity? And were you even aware you were being duped?
Film director Chris Atkins wanted to find out if it's easy to get a newspaper to print a made-up story without checking the facts. The result is a...
Thursday 15 October 2009, 11:02
Wednesday 14 October 2009, 11:08
Tuesday 13 October 2009, 18:05
The debate over 'that' interview on BBC Newsbeat with two members of the British National Party (BNP) is hotting up.
Having read the press coverage (I first saw the story in The Mail on Sunday), I thought it would be a good idea to listen back to the interview and make up my own mind about whether Mark...
Tuesday 13 October 2009, 11:38
A nurse who was struck off for taking part in a BBC documentary exposing the neglect of elderly patients at an NHS hospital has been told she can go back to work.
Ms Haywood was was found...
Monday 12 October 2009, 11:49
The audit of MPs' expenses by Sir Thomas Legg, little mentioned over the past few months, turned out to be a massive parliamentary time-bomb just waiting to explode at Westminster.