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March (43 posts)

  1. CANCELLED: In Conversation With Justin Webb

    Wednesday 23 March 2011, 11:34

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

    This event has now been cancelled.

    Monday 4 April, Council Chamber, BBC Broadcasting House, London
     
    The BBC correspondent Nick Higham will be in conversation with Justin Webb, presenter on BBC Radio 4's Today programme. 
     
    Justin Webb has been one of Today's team of presenters since September 2009...

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  2. Has Al Jazeera come of age in the 'Arab Spring'?

    Wednesday 23 March 2011, 09:45

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

    Will the protest movements in the Arab world be a turning point for Al Jazeera English (AJE)? Could the 'Arab Spring' be AJE's equivalent of CNN's 'Scud moment' - when Ted Turner's 24-hour news channel from Atlanta achieved recognition breakthrough in the 1991 Gulf War?

    Senior AJE presenter Stephen...

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  3. Media meltdown over nuclear threat

    Tuesday 22 March 2011, 14:35

    Fiona Fox Fiona Fox is chief executive of the Science Media Centre

    A week last Friday, in response to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the Science Media Centre dropped every other story and started issuing comments from experts on earthquakes and tsunamis, warning them to prepare for days of back-to-back interviews. We forewarned our public health experts that...

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  4. Russian media claims Moscow rift over Libya

    Monday 21 March 2011, 14:37

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

    One of Russia's top daily newspapers, Kommersant, has suggested there may be a rift in Moscow over the UN-sanctioned military action in Libya.

    In a front-page story today, Kommersant suggests that opinion in Moscow had been divided on how to respond to UN Security Council Resolution 1973, authorising...

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  5. Event: Numbers and the News

    Monday 21 March 2011, 11:25

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

    Monday 4 April, BBC Scotland, Pacific Quay, Glasgow

    Michael Blastland, the journalist, author and creator of the BBC Radio 4 programme More or Less, will be giving a 'numbers and the news' masterclass at BBC Scotland.
     
    He'll look at the use of statistics, how journalists engage with numbers and...

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  6. How I tripped up on computers - just like my newspaper

    Monday 21 March 2011, 09:49

    Jeremy Vine Jeremy Vine

    We gathered, a small group of us, on the other side of the traffic lights. I wished I had worn warmer clothing - the bright sunshine that morning had misled me. This was a bracing Coventry day, and there was not much of a welcome on other fronts either.

    Across the road was the office where I had started...

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  7. Video: Nick Robinson Reflections

    Saturday 19 March 2011, 11:10

    Jon Jacob Jon Jacob Editor, About the BBC Blog

     

    Nick Robinson, the BBC's Political Editor, discusses his career with Vin Ray at a Frontline Club Reflections event.

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  8. Mexico: tough role for actor-turned-journalist Ross Kemp

    Friday 18 March 2011, 09:40

    Paul Brannan Paul Brannan

    The cult of celebrity is firmly established in journalism and, whether you like the idea or not, it's producing compelling television.

    Ross Kemp's Extreme World on Sky 1HD (below), about the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez, is the latest from the Bafta award-winning reporter formerly known as Grant Mitchell...

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  9. Video: Budget Briefing 2011

    Thursday 17 March 2011, 12:21

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



    BBC Analysis and Research held a lunchtime briefing which looked ahead to the Budget on Wednesday 23 March 2011.

    The BBC's chief economics correspondent, Hugh Pym, chaired a discussion with BBC political correspondent Norman Smith and Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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  10. Russian bloggers force mainstream media climbdown

    Wednesday 16 March 2011, 13:11

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

    Top Russian business daily Kommersant has been left with egg on its face after being forced to retract a clumsy attempt to discredit anti-corruption campaigner Aleksey Navalnyy.

    The episode appears to be an illustration of the power of the Blogosphere to police the behaviour of the mainstream media...

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