September (30 posts)
Thursday 29 September 2011, 13:11
Wednesday 19 October, 2011, The Frontline Club, London
After the headlines trumpeting that Alex Crawford and Sky News were clear winners of the battle for reporting Tripoli, we will be taking stock of this recent chapter in covering modern warfare. With a panel of newsroom executives and front-line...
Thursday 29 September 2011, 12:12
Tuesday 11 October 2011, East India House, London
The Media Society and BBC College of Journalism
LIBYA AND 'THE ARAB SPRING' - THE MEDIA AFTERMATH
There has been a second battle going on in Libya - between broadcasters. What were the special difficulties and dangers involved in covering the conflict...
Wednesday 28 September 2011, 14:38
"Death and taxes" was Benjamin Franklin's famous dictum about the only certainties in life. If the Founding Father were alive today he might add the quickening pace of technological change to that maxim.
Certain technologies are now so ubiquitous in many people's lives that we forget how new they actually...
Wednesday 28 September 2011, 11:09
We can all think of occasions when we found out important news from a friend. It happened to me with the death of Princess Diana in 1997, on a lazy Sunday morning with a phone call from a relative - something of an embarrassment given I worked for a breaking news website at the time.
These days this...
Tuesday 27 September 2011, 15:37
Monday 26 September 2011, 12:28
Eurozone leaders may have bought themselves a little time but what happens next will have profound implications for both democracy and the future of the European project. That's the view of the BBC's Europe Editor, Gavin Hewitt, who was one of the speakers at a Big Stories seminar on the EU and the Eurozone...
Tuesday 20 September 2011, 14:09
The BBC's North America Editor, Mark Mardell, and the BBC's Washington Bureau Editor, Simon Wilson, gave a CoJo lunchtime session looking ahead to the US presidential elections next year.
The elections may still be nearly 14 months away but the battle lines are already being drawn, both in terms of who...
Monday 19 September 2011, 17:08
Anders Breivik, who confessed to killing 77 people in Norway in July, has reappeared in court. Every time I see his face on TV a chill runs down my spine.
This may be too emotional a response for a journalist, since strong feelings can arguably compromise impartiality.
Having interviewed some of the...
Monday 19 September 2011, 11:08
In retrospectives prompted by Steve Jobs' recent decision to stand down as CEO of Apple, not surprisingly the iPod, iPhone and iPad were all cited as major successes. Apple, of course, didn't invent the technologies behind these products, but it has undeniably played a major role in bringing them to...
Friday 16 September 2011, 13:20
Autumn arrives and with it the party conferences. Political pundit Lance Price considers their relevance:
It was a pleasure to speak at a BBC College of Journalism event about party conferences and how they are managed, or mismanaged. I felt I could understand both sides of the argument, having attended...