June (43 posts)
Tuesday 8 May 2012, 12:52
If the GMB does strike, can someone compare the data before calling it the 'summer of discontent'?
Wednesday 29 June 2011, 12:51
Johann Hari has responded to criticisms of his interview methods - which produced a storm on Twitter.
Tuesday 28 June 2011, 13:44
Rome Hartman in conversation with Justin Webb
Rome, who is leaving the BBC for a senior role at the US network NBC, will be...
Monday 27 June 2011, 18:16
When the jury in the Milly Dowler case filed into court to return its guilty verdict, media outlets had their fingers poised over the 'Go' button on their background pieces.
However, it would appear some of them pressed that button too soon.
Backgrounders typically comprise material such as interviews...
Monday 27 June 2011, 15:41
My experiment last week in running a blog entirely through a Facebook Page quietly came to the end of its allotted four weeks.
It's been a useful exercise and I'm going to adapt the experiment slightly.
Here's what I learnt:
1. Facebook suits emotive material
The most popular posts during that month...
Friday 24 June 2011, 19:15
Is Facebook a viable platform for journalism? Paul Bradshaw, @paulbradshaw, who runs the MA in Online Journalism at Birmingham City University, decided to find out by forsaking his Online Journalism Blog and writing instead on a Facebook Page (artfully named Paul Bradshaw's Online Journalism Blog on...
Friday 24 June 2011, 15:29
Sue Lloyd-Roberts reported from Syria for Newsnight this week. Because foreign journalists are not allowed into the country, she went undercover. This is her account of the trip:
I have been working undercover in countries which are unfriendly to journalists for 20 years now and I follow a strict code...
Friday 24 June 2011, 11:32
The economic and wider political implications of what's currently happening in Greece and the Eurozone are not just a story for the next day or week. BBC journalists will be covering the story for the next few years.
That's the view of the BBC's Business Editor, Robert Peston, and BBC Chief Economics...
Thursday 23 June 2011, 14:24
On my first day as a news presenter at the BBC World Service, I realised that, in order to produce and present an impartial, balanced and accurate report, in addition to journalistic training I badly needed to know the in-house style of my department: which Pashto word to use; which pronunciation to...
Thursday 23 June 2011, 14:23
I know from experience how seriously we take training at the BBC. I was lucky enough to start here 20 years ago as a news trainee. At the time, that meant TWO years learning the ropes - from crafting that tight, crisp intro that keeps the listener listening, to wielding a razor blade lovingly over a...