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January (56 posts)

  1. The ambitions of a young journalist in Southern Sudan

    Tuesday 11 January 2011, 10:04

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

    By any standards, Deng Kooch Diing is a remarkable young journalist. He's the parliamentary reporter for the Juba Post, in Southern Sudan. Juba will soon become the capital of the world's newest country, if the voters there hold sway following the referendum taking place this week.

    That vote for separation...

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  2. Video: Mort Rosenblum - Little Bunch of Madmen

    Monday 10 January 2011, 16:17

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

     

    Since 1965, Mort Rosenblum has covered war and peace on seven continents: civil strife, Velvet Revolution, climate chaos, and everything in between.
     
    As Associated Press special correspondent, he's been shot at, locked up, lied to and shaken down. He ran AP bureaus in the Congo, West Africa,...

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  3. Bankers, bonuses and impartiality

    Monday 10 January 2011, 16:04

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

    I've a hunch that reporting the banks' bonus round is going to be quite some test for journalists' impartiality - at least, for those of us in broadcast journalism who have that obligation.

    There's a lot at stake. For instance, the billions that seem likely to be making their way soon into the share...

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  4. Event: Jeremy Hunt - The Future of Media Policy

    Monday 10 January 2011, 13:52

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

    Wednesday 12 January, The London School of Economics, London

    The Future of Media Policy

    At a time when major media policy decisions are being made in government, the Secretary of State will outline his vision of the creative industry landscape in conversation with leading media commentator Raymond...

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  5. The problem of too many comments on news sites

    Monday 10 January 2011, 13:39

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

    In parts of Europe, online news sites are adopting measures to discourage readers from commenting because there are just too many posts for editorial staff to monitor.

    Guest blogger Tomáš Bella reports on the problem and solutions like his own start-up business, Piano, which bundles media groups...

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  6. Event: Wikileaks - Holding a Mirror to Journalism

    Monday 10 January 2011, 11:59

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

    Tuesday 11 January, The Frontline Club, London

    Throughout 2010, the whistleblower website Wikileaks and its founder, Julian Assange, were making headlines with the release of classified documents. Both the leaks and the controversy surrounding Assange have been covered extensively by the media.

    For...

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  7. Google adds possibilities to the mobile future

    Monday 10 January 2011, 10:07

    Paul Brannan Paul Brannan

    Imagine being able to get through security at your workplace by using your smartphone. Or never having to queue to renew a smartcard, such as an Oyster card - or even needing an Oyster card.

    Imagine the billing being done through the mobile device, and the payment being taken care of through the...

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  8. This Facebook fad can't last

    Friday 7 January 2011, 13:24

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

    Be careful what you say: it's a very public medium and your comments will be there forever. One day they may come back to haunt you.

    Yes, the television documentary can be treacherous.  

    In late 2007, BBC2's Money Programme looked at a new internet phenomenon called Facebook, in a programme it called...

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  9. Event: The Economy, Business and You in 2011

    Friday 7 January 2011, 12:25

    Angelique Halliburton Angelique Halliburton

    This will be a critical year for both the global and UK economy that will have a major impact on the lives of all our audiences. Will the UK austerity plan get our economy back on track, and at what human cost?

    Will Europe find a way through its debt crisis and save the euro? Will China's economic...

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  10. Have we heard the last of labour correspondents?

    Friday 7 January 2011, 11:17

    John Mair John Mair is a journalism lecturer and former broadcast producer and director. Twitter: @johnmair100

    They are the lost tribe of British journalism. Trying to find a labour or industrial correspondent in a newsroom today is like entering the Disappearing World.

    They have vanished. Just one full-time correspondent, the Press Association's highly respected Alan Jones, is still on the labour beat.

    Once...

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