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June (43 posts)

  1. New opposition Libyan newspaper launched

    Thursday 23 June 2011, 12:25

    Muhammad Shukri Muhammad Shukri is Middle East Media Analyst at BBC Monitoring.

    A new pro-opposition Libyan newspaper, Mayadin, is the latest of dozens of new media outlets - TV, radio and online - that have appeared inside and outside Libya since February, providing an alternative to the output of the regime's media machine.

    Mayadin is distributed in Benghazi but printed in Cairo...

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  2. Producing Aung San Suu Kyi: bitten nails and goose bumps

    Wednesday 22 June 2011, 12:31

    Sue Ellis Sue Ellis

    When I walked into the Radio Theatre at the BBC's Broadcasting House, there were many 'unknowns'. Would there be enough people in the audience? Would the main guest be able to join us? Would John Simpson be arrested?

    We were about to play the first Reith Lecture in the 2011 'Securing Freedom' series...

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  3. Does the media give free plugs to Facebook and Twitter?

    Tuesday 21 June 2011, 18:11

    Simon Ford Simon Ford

    Is there a problem with Twitter and Facebook being used as a generic catch-all for social media?

    Professor John Naughton of the Open University believes there is, and wrote about the subject in the Observer (Sunday 19 June). "Why give preference to Facebook, which is worth billions of dollars," he...

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  4. Event: Greece - Crisis in the Eurozone

    Tuesday 21 June 2011, 15:57

    Angelique Halliburton Angelique Halliburton

    The BBC's Business Editor, Robert Peston, BBC Chief Economics Correspondent Hugh Pym and William Horsley, UK Chair of the Association of European Journalists, are to give a CoJo lunchtime seminar on the economic crisis in Greece.

    They'll assess the impact of Greece's financial problems and what this...

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  5. Chill wind in 'Arab Spring': Can the media change its narrative?

    Tuesday 21 June 2011, 15:54

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

    As the 'Arab Spring' moves through Midsummer's Day to what could prove to be a very cold winter, is the British media flogging an out-of-date narrative?

    This came out clearly in Mirage in the Desert, the BBC College of Journalism/Coventry Conversations conference last week which brought together journalists...

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  6. Event: The 'Churnalism' Debate

    Tuesday 21 June 2011, 12:02

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

    Wednesday 6 July 2011, the Royal Statistical Society, London

    Following the launch of Churnalism.com, the Media Standards Trust, in partnership with the Royal Statistical Society and the BBC College of Journalism, will be holding a lively panel debate about 'churnalism'. 

    The motion: This house believes...

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  7. Sri Lanka doc highlights wider storytelling imbalance

    Tuesday 21 June 2011, 11:43

    Suzanne Franks Suzanne Franks is professor of journalism at City University, London

    The Sri Lanka's Killing Fields documentary which was shown late at night on Channel 4 was truly shocking. It is rare that such images are shown on mainstream television.

    And one might reflect that it was only because the victims were foreigners from a faraway and poor country that they were shown at...

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  8. Hyperlocal breaking news: Whose role is it anyway?

    Monday 20 June 2011, 17:03

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

    When a fire broke out near her office in central London, BBC social media trainer Ramaa Sharma found herself caught up in reporting it as a citizen journalist.

    Ramaa was asked to investigate the fire by a Twitter contact, Ravin Sampat, who was putting a story together for Blottr ("the people-powered...

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  9. What the blogs say: What's going on at the Guardian?

    Monday 20 June 2011, 12:12

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

    An announcement to staff on Thursday by Andrew Miller, chief executive of Guardian Media Group, and Alan Rusbridger, the Guardian's Editor-in-Chief, combined some grim financial news (£33 million losses last year; almost the same as the year before) with heady ideas about a future 'digital-first'...

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  10. What a documentary director does in the cutting room

    Monday 20 June 2011, 11:57

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



    The new Made in Britain series on BBC2 opens with a film by director Martin Small about manufacturing.

    Here, Small gives an insight into the producer/director's job - talking about the editing process and how, as a director, he needs to make decisions about the style of a film. He also has some...

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