January (56 posts)
Tuesday 25 January 2011, 11:22
Yesterday's Daily Politics discussed twin directives issued to BBC journalists and civil servants about the word "reform".
According to presenter Anita Anand, in unrelated initiatives civil servants have been told not to use it because it is "too negative" while BBC journalists have been told to...
Monday 24 January 2011, 13:32
"I'm not a popular prime minister. I probably would have been more popular, if I was leaking to the press, initiating positive polls and paying comments agencies to post flattering comments about me."
These words, from Ehud Olmert, the former prime minister of Israel, are from a 2007 speech which...
Monday 24 January 2011, 09:02
On 25 November, my Coventry Conversations series featured David Yelland, former editor of the Sun, now a PR man and an alumni of Lanchester Polytechnic, the forerunner of Coventry University.
Yelland was 'back home' and unloaded himself honestly about his life, his alcoholism, his alopecia, Rupert Murdoch...
Saturday 22 January 2011, 11:53
Is this a good moment to recall the 305 named journalists found dealing illegally in private information back in 2006?
It was a thought that occurred to me as I listened to former News of the World editor Phil Hall on Radio 4's Today this morning talking about that other former editor, Andy Coulson....
Friday 21 January 2011, 15:47
Thursday 3 March, the Royal Statistical Society, London
The BBC College of Journalism, the Media Standards Trust and the Science Training for Journalists programme at the Royal Statistical Society are to hold a day of workshops and discussions on data and news sourcing. The workshops will look at four...
Friday 21 January 2011, 15:31
Tuesday 5 April, the Frontline Club, London
Face the Future - Is Digital the Only Way?
Marking the publication of the book based on the Coventry Conversations/BBC College of Journalism conference, this debate asks whether the internet will wipe away all competition, bringing an end to traditional media...
Friday 21 January 2011, 15:16
... to this blog I wrote in September.
Andy Coulson's resignation was, in the event, a long time coming - but in the intervening months I haven't met a single person in politics (on either side of the chamber) or journalism who didn't think it was inevitable.
But as I wrote back then, when Andy Coulson...
Friday 21 January 2011, 09:52
Friday 21 January 2011, 07:25
Friday 21 January 2011, 07:04
The student protests in late 2010 proved to be a landmark in the use of social media, both in terms of organisation and the way in which it was covered by the mainstream media. In this Journalism Programme lunchtime seminar, Dr Claire Wardle and Matthew Eltringham analysed how effectively the BBC engaged...