November (40 posts)
Friday 13 November 2009, 21:17
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...
Friday 13 November 2009, 15:20
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.
In the words of Spinal Tap's Marty DiBergi, the film's director Charlotte Desai might have said of...
Friday 13 November 2009, 12:49
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...
Friday 13 November 2009, 10:21
Thursday 12 November 2009, 15:04
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...
Wednesday 11 November 2009, 16:33
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...
Wednesday 11 November 2009, 14:19mentioned a forthcoming BBC2 documentary series, Digital Revolution, which was pioneering a more open, participatory form of production.
Wednesday 11 November 2009, 08:42
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...
Tuesday 10 November 2009, 12:26
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...
Monday 9 November 2009, 12:57