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November (40 posts)

  1. Keep focus on your (former) audience

    Friday 13 November 2009, 21:17

    Kevin Marsh Kevin Marsh is director of OffspinMedia and a former Today editor

    Knowledge is getting flatter - which means that our audiences get the idea that, on the web, they can increasingly get straight to the thing they want to know.

    All that leafing through books, papers, searching library indexes or watching programmes ... forget it. Search and personalisation is...

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  2. Puppy power

    Friday 13 November 2009, 15:20

    Charles Miller Charles Miller edits the College of Journalism blog and produces documentaries for BBC History and Business. Twitter: @chblm

    What happened to a litter of seven Staffordshire Bull Terrier pups born in the East End at the end of last year? For the Wonderland series, Seven Pups for Seven People (below) on BBC2 found out.

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    In the words of Spinal Tap's Marty DiBergi, the film's director Charlotte Desai might have said of...

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  3. Journalism 101: what does the word mean exactly?

    Friday 13 November 2009, 12:49

    Jon Jacob Jon Jacob Editor, About the BBC Blog

    Look at the top left-hand corner of this web page. Gloss over the BBC logo and focus on the 'Journalism' bit.

    As website manager, I've seen that word every single day for the past year. And because I've seen it every day it's a word I've not questioned at all. I've assumed I knew exactly what it meant...

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  4. Google Dashboard: all is revealed?

    Friday 13 November 2009, 10:21

    Charles Miller Charles Miller edits the College of Journalism blog and produces documentaries for BBC History and Business. Twitter: @chblm

    The BBC isn't the only large media organisation whose efforts in the name of openness are being questioned (BBC top salaries and expenses disclosure, 'There's a long way to go' - in The Times, for instance). 

    Google Dashboard was launched last week, with media coverage highlighting Google's own message...

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  5. If you'd been there

    Thursday 12 November 2009, 15:04

    Simon Ford Simon Ford

    Iraq, Gilligan and Hutton. Three words etched on the consciousness of all BBC journalists. And - frankly - something I find difficult to talk about.

    OK, it was the most damaging political row the BBC has ever faced. Editorial systems were criticised as defective.

    It hurt but we fixed it. So why open...

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  6. Standing out in the crowd

    Wednesday 11 November 2009, 16:33

    Kevin Marsh Kevin Marsh is director of OffspinMedia and a former Today editor

    So what do we learn from the The Sun, the PM's letter to Mrs Janes and the recorded phone conversation

    Certainly by this morning - three days on - the balance of both press and popular opinion seems to be against The Sun and sympathetic to Gordon Brown ... though whether sympathy is what he needs...

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  7. Transparent production

    Wednesday 11 November 2009, 14:19

    Charles Miller Charles Miller edits the College of Journalism blog and produces documentaries for BBC History and Business. Twitter: @chblm

    Back in July, I mentioned a forthcoming BBC2 documentary series, Digital Revolution, which was pioneering a more open, participatory form of production. 

    Well, the team is now editing the series and, as promised, you can see what they're up to on their website. They've put some of the rushes online...

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  8. Kelly's crackdown

    Wednesday 11 November 2009, 08:42

    Robert Orchard Robert Orchard

    At least someone in the Westminster village has a sense of humour.

    Sir Christopher Kelly, chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, chose to publish his report on MPs' expenses on the eve of Bonfire Night.

    So he lit the blue touchpaper and stood well back - and the explosion of anger among...

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  9. It's radio, but not as we know it

    Tuesday 10 November 2009, 12:26

    Charles Miller Charles Miller edits the College of Journalism blog and produces documentaries for BBC History and Business. Twitter: @chblm

    As 'old media', radio embraced new media early on - on the BBC website and with things like Yahoo Radio's 'my station' (now discontinued), which produced a unique playlist in response to a listener's feedback. So how can radio evolve in a Web 2.0 world?

    The answer may lie in a British start-up, Mixcloud...

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  10. Telegraph attacks TV's manual workers

    Monday 9 November 2009, 12:57

    Charles Miller Charles Miller edits the College of Journalism blog and produces documentaries for BBC History and Business. Twitter: @chblm

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    The Daily Telegraph
    today picks up a subject raised in its letters column last week - the annoying gesticulations of television presenters. Two letters of complaint include the question "do they attend a course devoted to hand-flapping?"

    Answer: no, but the College of Journalism is always looking for...

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