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January (24 posts)

  1. Event: Reporting Breaking News on Twitter

    Tuesday 31 January 2012, 16:57

    Angelique Halliburton Angelique Halliburton

    What is the quickest and most effective way to get copy where it needs to be on a breaking story?

    The BBC is moving from using Twitter as a tool to find information to a tool for breaking news. So how does that affect how the BBC covers stories?

    The Stephen Lawrence case marked a watershed in the way...

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  2. BBC Radio York

    Tuesday 31 January 2012, 16:38

    Angelique Halliburton Angelique Halliburton

    How do you find a story if you're in a news patch where big stories don't break every week?

    If you're on the news team at BBC Radio York - covering North Yorkshire - then the answer is through hard work, ambition and a sense of curiosity about what's going on and what your audience is interested in.


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  3. Event: POLIS International Journalism Conference

    Tuesday 31 January 2012, 10:10

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

    Friday 23 March 2012, London School of Economics, London

    The BBC College of Journalism, the European Broadcasting Union and POLIS are holding a third annual journalism conference on Friday 23 March at the London School of Economics.
    The event follows the success of the #Polis2011 Value of Journalism...

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  4. Video: Deepening Crisis in Syria

    Friday 27 January 2012, 14:03

    Bridget Osborne Bridget Osborne

    The BBC's Middle East editor, Jeremy Bowen, tweets that what is happening in Syria is "not a war but in places beginning to look like one".

    What has been quite a specialised interest among journalists who report on world affairs or work in the BBC's global media is suddenly much higher up the agenda...

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  5. Journalists need a workable definition of 'the public interest'

    Friday 27 January 2012, 13:22

    Phil Harding Phil Harding is a journalist, broadcaster and media consultant, and a former controller of Editorial Policy at the BBC

    What exactly is journalism in the public interest? It's the most important question in journalism today. It's a question which lies at the heart of the Leveson Inquiry. It's a question which is hotly disputed, and to which there seem to be few easy answers. Yet, unless it can be answered convincingly...

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  6. Event: Reflections - Matt Frei

    Wednesday 25 January 2012, 15:23

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

    Tuesday 28 February 2012, The Frontline Club, London

    From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the handover of Hong Kong to China, Matt Frei has spent more than two decades reporting from around the globe.

    As Channel 4 News' new Washington correspondent, he will join former BBC executive Vin Ray to look...

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  7. Social media training is getting results for the BBC

    Wednesday 25 January 2012, 10:11

    Chris Walton Chris Walton is project editor in digital media at the BBC College of Journalism

    BBC News and The Huffington Post are easily leading the way worldwide at "social distribution", according to Newswhip, an innovative start-up company that monitors which news stories are spreading fastest through the social web.

    It's clear that BBC News has come a long way in social media in the past...

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  8. Event: Deepening Crisis in Syria

    Monday 23 January 2012, 17:08

    Bridget Osborne Bridget Osborne

    How big a story is Syria? Is the country moving to all-out civil war?

    What discussions are going on behind the scenes in Saudi Arabia, the US, the UN, the Arab League, Lebanon, Israel, Russia and Iran?

    We're now describing the situation in Syria as a 'deepening crisis'. Do you know enough about it?


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  9. The BBC must apply usual journalistic standards to race stories

    Monday 23 January 2012, 14:55

    Hugh Muir Hugh Muir

    First, the pat on the back. When the BBC asks "Are we doing as well as we ought in terms of covering race and immigration?" it distinguishes itself as one of the few media organisations in this country that would bother to raise the question. Perhaps this arises as a consequence of its statutory remit...

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  10. We need more nuanced reporting of race from the BBC

    Monday 23 January 2012, 11:46

    Max Wind-Cowie Max Wind-Cowie

    There are few topics of conversation as certain to turn ugly and emotional as quickly as that of race. We have, in our society, a paucity of dialogue and vocabulary to describe feelings of identity, ethnicity and belonging. So we over-simplify a debate that is inherently complex and end up unnecessarily...

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