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January (45 posts)

  1. Can I come in there ...?

    Saturday 30 January 2010, 11:27

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

    I shouted at the wireless three times this week. I've never done that before - I've shouted often enough at people on the wireless: that's an Editor's prerogative. But never at the innocent box before.

    Interruptions. Interviewers interrupting. That's what the shouting was about.

    And maybe it's because...

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  2. Embrace uncertainty

    Friday 29 January 2010, 15:08

    Michael Blastland Michael Blastland is a journalist, author and creator of the BBC Radio 4 programme More or Less

    Uncertainty doesn't come easily to journalists. We tell people things. So telling them we don't know what to tell them feels like the proverbial chocolate teapot: useless.

    It's not. It's part of the story. Do we need better ways of telling people what we don't know, as well as what we do?

    Take Gross...

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  3. Digital Election

    Thursday 28 January 2010, 13:15

    David Hayward David Hayward of Hayward Black Media is a writer, journalist and consultant for local TV. Twitter: @david_hbm

    At Digital Election, a panel discussed the impact that social media will have on the general election in 2010.

    How will broadcasters and newspapers use the web in this election? Will the political parties make use of techniques pioneered by Howard Dean and perfected during Barack Obama's campaign that...

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  4. Even more apostrophic

    Thursday 28 January 2010, 11:15

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

    There's something about apostrophes that causes journalists - and other media types - almost endless grief.

    As it happens, one of the most popular parts of this website is the interactive briefing and exercises on the use of apostrophes.

    Now there's another question: does the inclusion of apostrophes...

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  5. TV Partnerships

    Thursday 28 January 2010, 11:00

    David Hayward David Hayward of Hayward Black Media is a writer, journalist and consultant for local TV. Twitter: @david_hbm

    Monday 1 February, Bush House, London.

    A journey into a new TV partnership with the BBC World Service. 

    Partnership and business development opportunities are becoming increasingly important for BBC Global News. The Fit for the Future season opened with a seminar on how the BBC Kyrgyz service set...

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  6. Citizen Journalism Guide

    Thursday 28 January 2010, 10:14

    Paul Fede Paul Fede

    The BBC's Director of Global News, Richard Sambrook, introduces the BBC's upcoming guide to Citizen Journalism.

    The coverage of the London bombs was a turning point for BBC News. It was one of the first major news events where technology - like a mobile phone - meant the public could not only contribute...

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  7. Climate science doesn't need an easy ride

    Wednesday 27 January 2010, 16:50

    Fiona Fox Fiona Fox is chief executive of the Science Media Centre

    I was on the Media Show on Radio 4 last week, ostensibly to talk about how the BBC does science in the light of the BBC Trust's impartiality review. In the event Steve Hewlett, the show's feisty presenter, questioned me and Mary Hockaday, Head of the BBC newsroom, exclusively about the BBC's climate...

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  8. World Press Freedom Day

    Wednesday 27 January 2010, 12:25

    David Hayward David Hayward of Hayward Black Media is a writer, journalist and consultant for local TV. Twitter: @david_hbm

    Friday 9 April, Frontline Club, London.

    The BBC College of Journalism and UNESCO will be marking World Press Freedom Day this year by holding a debate at the Frontline Club in London on the impact of convergence on the impartiality of broadcasters.

    Caroline Thomson, the BBC's chief operating officer...

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  9. The SOS for watchdog journalism in the UK and USA

    Tuesday 26 January 2010, 16:20

    William Horsley William Horsley is the international director of the Centre for Freedom of the Media and media freedom representative of the Association of European Journalists

    A kind of loya jirga of the British media tribe (or tribes) just took place: the Oxford Media Convention.

    The young bloods - Google, the Tweeters and believers in 'street-level solutions' - are brazenly celebrating the birth of an era. But the tribal chiefs and elders, most of them, sounded rather...

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  10. Richard Sambrook - Reflections

    Tuesday 26 January 2010, 15:03

    David Hayward David Hayward of Hayward Black Media is a writer, journalist and consultant for local TV. Twitter: @david_hbm

    Tuesday 23 February, Frontline Club, London.

    In the first Reflections event of this year, Richard Sambrook looked back on a 30-year career at the BBC. Currently Director of BBC Global News, Richard has worked on many of the major stories of the past three decades.

    As a senior producer for BBC1's...

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