Friday 17 June 2011, 11:46
I had been standing on the roof of a hotel in Luanda, Angola, for two hours. In the middle of the night. In a tropical downpour.
I had a fantastic radio package: full of elegant edits, telling
interviews and atmospheric actuality. But I also had a satphone that refused to connect to London no matter...
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Thursday 16 June 2011, 11:35
The internet in Syria has been disrupted in various parts of the country. This appears to be a deliberate attempt by the authorities to curtail its impact on the growing revolt.
Although internet services continued to operate normally after the outbreak of pro-democracy protests in mid-March, this month...
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Tuesday 14 June 2011, 15:25
VIDEO Do we live in an informed society and, if so, what role has the media played in this? This debate took place at the BBC College of Journalism/POLIS conference at the London School of Economics in June 2011. Chaired by Adrian Monck of the World Economic Forum, the panel included Stella Creasy MP, Robert...
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Tuesday 14 June 2011, 14:41
VIDEO Charlie Beckett chaired this debate about what impact Wikileaks has had on the future of journalism. It was part of the BBC College of Journalism/POLIS conference at the London School of Economics. The panel: James Ball of the Guardian, George Brock of City University, Angela Phillips of Goldsmiths University...
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Tuesday 14 June 2011, 14:28
What Price Global News?
This panel discussion about the future of paying for robust international journalism was held at the BBC College of Journalism/POLIS
at the London School of Economics.
, Deputy Director-General of Swedish Radio, the discussion featured...
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Tuesday 14 June 2011, 13:39
As midsummer day approaches, the 'Arab Spring' of democratic revolts of varying degrees is still in full bloom, and shows all the signs of becoming an Arab Summer, Autumn and Winter.
How did (and do) we report it?
- Were we too optimistic and not nuanced enough, especially on television?
- Are some...
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Tuesday 14 June 2011, 12:27
In 1782, Europeans were shocked to learn of reports emanating from a newspaper in Boston that Native Americans were sending the scalps of women, girls and boys to members of the British royal family and MPs as war trophies.
In fact, no such trophies existed. The newspaper was a fake, printed as a propaganda...
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Monday 13 June 2011, 17:38
How effective is political reporting? Does the 'Westminster Village' help or hinder it? And has the world of spin ruined the relationship between the media and politicians irrevocably?
, the former executive editor of the BBC College of Journalism, chaired this very lively discussion...
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Monday 13 June 2011, 15:19
What role does the media have in fostering political change? This
at the BBC College of Journalism/
conference at the London School of Economics looked at the impact of the media on the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. The speakers addressed how much of a catalyst...
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Monday 13 June 2011, 14:44
Numbers and statistics
can illuminate a story and provide much needed context. But they're often used as window-dressing, or worse.
Royal Statistical Society
workshop for journalists, we'll hear from a range of organisations about how and why they critique the numbers in the media. They'll...
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