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February (38 posts)

  1. Preparing to be hung

    Friday 26 February 2010, 10:16

    Robert Orchard Robert Orchard

    The Cabinet Secretary, Sir Gus O'Donnell (below), has confirmed that he is drawing up guidelines for senior civil servants and the parties in case the next election produces a hung parliament with no clear winner, an outcome more and more polls, politicians and pundits are predicting.

    Gus O'Donnell
    Speaking just...

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  2. Gawker and the online video revolution

    Thursday 25 February 2010, 12:30

    Matthew Wells Matthew Wells contributes to a range of British media outlets from his home in New York.

    Perhaps no new media site represents the blog revolution in US journalism better than Gawker.

    Founded seven years ago by the former Financial Times journalist Nick Denton, it aimed to bring some sceptical British news sensibilities to the rather cosy and deferential world of Manhattan media reporting...

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  3. UKIP's reward for rudeness

    Thursday 25 February 2010, 09:16

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

    Nigel Farage, the UK Independence Party MEP, broke all the rules of etiquette in the European Parliament yesterday with a personal attack on the new EU President, Herman van Rumpoy, telling him he had "the charisma of a damp rag, and the appearance of a low-grade bank clerk".

    This morning his speech...

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  4. Strong words - press on?

    Wednesday 24 February 2010, 13:16

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

    The Culture Media and Sport Select Committee's report on press standards, privacy and libel is a remarkable document - all journalists should read it. It makes serious efforts to find some sort of way through the tangled issues in its title with important recommendations that you may or may not agree...

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  5. Strong words - press on?

    Wednesday 24 February 2010, 13:16

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

    The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee's report on press standards, privacy and libel is a remarkable document - all journalists should read it. It makes serious efforts to find some sort of way through the tangled issues in its title with important recommendations that you may or may not agree...

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  6. Strong words - press on?

    Wednesday 24 February 2010, 13:16

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

    The Culture Media and Sport Select Committee's report on press standards, privacy and libel is a remarkable document - all journalists should read it. It makes serious efforts to find some sort of way through the tangled issues in its title with important recommendations that you may or may not agree...

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  7. Video: Richard Sambrook @ the Frontline Club

    Tuesday 23 February 2010, 22:39

    Jon Jacob Jon Jacob Editor, About the BBC Blog

    The BBC Global News Director, Richard Sambrook, reflected on his career in journalism with the Director of the BBC College of Journalism, Vin Ray, in an event hosted by the Frontline Club in London.

    During the 90-minute session, Sambrook picked out clips from TV and radio which had been important...

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  8. Video: Technology for Journalists

    Tuesday 23 February 2010, 15:40

    Jon Jacob Jon Jacob Editor, About the BBC Blog

    BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones shared some of the technology and web services he uses with an audience at a Fit for the Future session.

    Watch the video and follow the tweets from the event via Twitter Search.

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  9. Big names don't need big media either

    Tuesday 23 February 2010, 12:57

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

    Last Saturday, the final episode of BBC2's Virtual Revolution series completed its four-hour struggle to articulate the pros and cons of our new, connected, instant access world.

    Much was made of the familiar theme of how new technology allows anyone with something - or indeed, nothing - to say to...

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  10. Sources close ...

    Tuesday 23 February 2010, 10:17

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

    When Jeremy Paxman grilled the Observer's chief political commentator Andrew Rawnsley on BBC2's Newsnight, he got down to one of the Big Questions that a largely untrusted trade - journalism - has to answer.

    Why should anyone trust a journalist? Especially a journalist quoting or reporting an anonymous...

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