November (63 posts)
Tuesday 30 November 2010, 15:58
Daniel Franklin, executive editor of The Economist and editor of the annual report 'The World in 2011', spoke to the BBC College of Journalism about his predictions for the year ahead.
'The World in 2011' looks at the issues, challenges and trends that will shape the world's future, particularly in...
Monday 29 November 2010, 12:11
But the fact is that the first pass on the dox has been underwhelming. The most that can be said so far is that some of the...
Monday 29 November 2010, 12:07high-profile libel reform campaign led by Index on Censorship, English PEN and Sense About Science.
Monday 29 November 2010, 11:25
After my experiences at the Society of Editors in Glasgow, the Coventry Conversations/BBC College of Journalism Face the Future: Tools for the Media Future conference last week was a refreshing change, and felt like the right direction of travel.
Many of the big beasts were there in person or by...
Friday 26 November 2010, 10:10
Jobs in journalism are hard to find. Maybe it's time for a change of direction?
How about a job that requires you to eat and think about chocolate all day? Not to mention working from an office in West London's Berkeley Square with "a fair amount of travel" thrown in.
Among the executive jobs...
Thursday 25 November 2010, 16:39
Talk about being in the right place at the right time; well, sort of.
Peter Hunt, the BBC's Royal Correspondent, got the call about the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton when he was at the Royal Courts of Justice in central London attending the 7 July bombings inquest. A few moments...
Thursday 25 November 2010, 13:59
Online petitions, web campaigns, virtual elections and bloggers exposing official misconduct: Russia has seen them all in the past year or two. But what difference have they made to people's lives and the way they are governed?
Partly prompted by a debate on the issue in the US, experts in Russia have...
Thursday 25 November 2010, 10:36
There's a lot of chatter about 'new' ways of doing investigative journalism - those 'new' ways being, inevitably, online, connected, networked, two-way, global and local etc etc.
The problem is, very few of the acts of journalism that the 'new' ways enable are actually investigative. Sure, they're ways...
Thursday 25 November 2010, 09:42
We know what Cock Robin does - he hides his head under his wing - and who can blame him. Journalists in the UK, on the other hand, have an unfortunate tendency to seek solace in seasonal clichÃ©s. How many of the following have you noticed, or used?
Big compared to what and according...
Wednesday 24 November 2010, 12:44
We knew in advance that BBC4 considered Hannah Rothschild's Mandelson: The Real PM? an important film because it was allowed to run at 75 minutes, just 15 minutes short of a movie and a length that causes chaos to the BBC channels' coordinated junctions.
And the months the film-maker was allowed...