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January (56 posts)

  1. Coming soon: the follow-me camera for self-shooters

    Monday 31 January 2011, 14:06

    Paul Brannan Paul Brannan

    Take two product design guys in California, add a garage and an idea and you have Satarii - a start-up operation behind a mobile accessory for solo video shoots.

    With your smartphone lodged in its pocket-size docking station, you don a small tracking device and, as you move about, the dock "swivels...

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  2. Robert Peston: my blog gives my sources confidence to talk to me

    Monday 31 January 2011, 10:39

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

    In a new series about how journalists use blogging, the BBC's Business Editor, Robert Peston, says his blog is "almost the heart of the way I operate".

    One of BBC News' most read blogs, Peston's Picks was launched in January 2007 with these words:

    "Here and now is the best time to be broadcasting...

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  3. I'm a celebrity, take me home

    Saturday 29 January 2011, 14:48

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

    How would you set about making a documentary about Ireland, or class and politics?

    Maybe start with a presenter? Someone who knows the subject. Say, Terry Wogan for Ireland, and Andrew Neil for class and politics.

    Then perhaps devise a 'journey' for your presenter? Both physical, as they travel around...

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  4. Video: What is Video Journalism?

    Friday 28 January 2011, 14:03

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


    Last night, Sandbox at the British Film Institute saw the beginning on something very interesting: an eclectic mix of film-makers, online journalists, bloggers, students, foreign correspondents, lecturers and editors gathered to discuss - and, as it turned out, have a number of heated arguments about...

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  5. A culture of contempt

    Friday 28 January 2011, 11:25

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

    The News of the World hacking scandal will clearly have consequences for News Corp, the Metropolitan Police, the Press Complaints Commission and - of course - the individuals concerned. But as all lame pieces to camera end: 'only time will tell'.

    The timing couldn't be worse for Murdoch pere et fils...

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  6. Social is the new search

    Friday 28 January 2011, 10:13

    Nic Newman Nic Newman

    As Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg suggests, this is the year when social stops being an experiment and starts becoming core to everything we do online.

    For consumers, this means we'll be bringing our friends with us into our websites and mobile applications, to our browsers and desktops (as social...

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  7. Twitter-versus-TV debate after Moscow airport bombing

    Thursday 27 January 2011, 11:51

    Stephen Ennis Stephen Ennis is Russian media analyst for BBC Monitoring.

    Reporting of the bomb blast in Moscow's Domodedovo airport has sparked a new round in the debate on the merits of social versus traditional media in Russia.

    Russian users of Twitter have been crowing about how the story broke on the microblogging service well before it was reported on TV and radio...

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  8. Video: Inside the Airline Industry

    Thursday 27 January 2011, 11:50

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


    John Strickland, the aviation industry consultant, gave one of his regular College of Journalism 'Inside the Airline Industry' briefings on 26 January. He looked at the state of budget airlines, airport hubs, the cost of the ash cloud and snow, and what impact new government policies could have.

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  9. Event: Reporting Science

    Thursday 27 January 2011, 09:52

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

    Wednesday 2 February, BBC Television Centre, London

    Professor Colin Blakemore, one the UK's leading scientists, Fiona Fox, Director of the Science Media Centre, and the BBC's Environment and Science Correspondent, David Shukman, are to give a BBC College of Journalism masterclass on reporting science...

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  10. New spades for digging data

    Wednesday 26 January 2011, 07:41

    Paul Brannan Paul Brannan

    Next week I'll be at the College of Journalism's awayday to do a brief turn on future trends in an attempt to signpost some potential training needs for BBC staff.

    Data journalism is looming large on my radar as demand grows for greater openness and accountability from government and businesses in all...

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