August (21 posts)
Monday 15 August 2011, 14:58
Although I never had the pleasure of working with Nick Clarke, I knew him well enough to chat about the stories he was working on whenever I ran into him.
One of the most powerful remarks he made about the principles that underpinned his interviewing for BBC Radio 4's World at One continues to be as...
Friday 12 August 2011, 11:04
Football fans can scarcely have failed to notice the anaemic newspaper coverage of matches and lack of photographs from this season's early football league games.
It's not that there's been a sudden loss of interest - far from it. What's been hampering the coverage is a lack of access. A dispute is...
Wednesday 10 August 2011, 14:35
On Monday evening I went for a stroll in South London. I saw a group of around 40 to 50 teenagers hanging around my local shopping centre.
I watched as several teenagers began pelting a police van protecting a block of flats above some shops. Other teenagers joined in and cars began mounting the pavement...
Tuesday 9 August 2011, 19:17
Live blogs from mainstream media operations like the BBC, Guardian, and the Daily Telegraph had the speed, immediacy and breadth of narrative that really revealed the extent of the crisis on London's streets.
Tuesday 9 August 2011, 13:16
Bob Woodward, with Carl Bernstein, broke the story of Watergate nearly four decades ago. He still works as a journalist for the Washington Post. Interviewed for the Post's website, he talked about basic journalistic skills:
One of the questions which persists in journalism is where do we get our information...
Friday 5 August 2011, 11:41
Flight BW 523 came to a screeching halt beyond the end of the runway at Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Guyana, at 1.32am. It broke in two. The pictures tell the story.
But all 163 passengers and five crew escaped largely unharmed in this 'miracle'. Just three are still hospitalised.
Thursday 4 August 2011, 16:55
Phillip Knightley shares lessons from his career in investigative journalism and recounts how he achieved one of his biggest scoops:
Investigative journalists are seen as dashing, devil-may-care reporters who made the leap from suburban courts to 'undercover' work exposing the wrongdoers in our society...
Thursday 4 August 2011, 16:42
Matt Wells spoke to Sir Harold Evans in New York:
As Editor of the Sunday Times, you helped make it distinctive by giving it a strong investigative arm. Do you see that kind of strength in reporting and in news outlets these days? And what thoughts have you about whether the shift towards online journalism...
Tuesday 2 August 2011, 11:04
The High Court has ruled that the Sun and the Daily Mirror were in contempt of court in the way they reported the arrest of the retired schoolteacher Chris Jefferies in connection with the death of Joanna Yeates in Bristol last Christmas. Both newspapers have been fined five-figure sums.
Monday 1 August 2011, 13:04
There's no doubt Twitter is a fantastic forum for breaking news. By following the right journalists you can get news as it happens, in any field you're interested in. And when news breaks on Twitter it can spread like wildfire, as people around the world tap the retweet button on mobiles, computers...