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April (17 posts)

  1. When one man spotted what all news media missed

    Tuesday 8 May 2012, 12:54

    Silvia Costeloe Silvia Costeloe

    On 15 February, the worst prison fire in a century consumed an overcrowded jail in Honduras killing 361 people.

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  2. How has embedding changed since the Falklands?

    Tuesday 8 May 2012, 12:54

    Caroline Wyatt Caroline Wyatt is the BBC's Defence Correspondent. Twitter: @CarolineWyatt

    What you get from embedded journalists remains a delicate balance between what the MoD or military want you to see, and what actually happens while you're filming. 

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  3. The Falklands for journalists: the ultimate embed experience

    Tuesday 8 May 2012, 12:54

    Caroline Wyatt Caroline Wyatt is the BBC's Defence Correspondent. Twitter: @CarolineWyatt

    Thirty years on, it's hard to imagine what it must have been like sailing to the Falklands in 1982 as a British journalist embedded with the Royal Navy.

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  4. Our blog reunites a cameraman and his subject

    Friday 27 April 2012, 11:14

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

    When Stuart Hughes wrote on this blog recently about about a reunion in Sarajevo of journalists who had covered the war in Bosnia 20 years ago, he thought it was just the media people who were picking up their old connections.

    But he's now had an email from cameraman Robbie Wright, whose video he...

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  5. #BBCscc12 - Connecting Communities Conference - Salford

    Thursday 26 April 2012, 16:41

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

    Thursday 24 May 2012, MediaCityUK, Salford

    We've now opened registration for our Connecting Communities Conference on 24 May at the BBC's new headquarters at MediaCityUK in Salford. 

    The idea is to provide a forum for debate and discussion about how mainstream media can engage with communities on...

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  6. Event: World Press Freedom Day 2012

    Tuesday 24 April 2012, 14:51

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

    Thursday 3 May 2012, Thomson Reuters, London

    Strasbourg: Journalists' Foe or Friend?

    The UK Press Freedom Network, with support from UNESCO, The Society of Editors and the BBC College of Journalism, is holding a public event to mark World Press Freedom Day.

    This year's event will look at media freedom...

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  7. Video: Local Elections and Mayoral Referendums

    Monday 23 April 2012, 11:13

    Bridget Osborne Bridget Osborne

    BBC political correspondent Mike Sergeant told journalists at a CoJo Wednesday lunchtime session that there is potentially a big change coming to the way local government operates in England.

    As ten of the country's biggest cities are voting to decide whether they want to elect their own mayor directly...

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  8. How free will Russia's new public service TV channel be?

    Friday 20 April 2012, 12:00

    Stephen Ennis Stephen Ennis is Russian media analyst for BBC Monitoring.

    Outgoing Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev has ordered the creation of a new public service television station to come on air on 1 January 2013.

    Unveiling plans for the channel on 17 April, he pledged it would be free of "excessive state influence". There are, though, grounds for doubting whether the...

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  9. Journalism innovation award: last chance to enter

    Friday 20 April 2012, 11:45

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

    There's now just over a week before the closing date of the inaugural BBC College of Journalism innovation award for postgraduate journalism students. We've been very impressed by the standard of entries already received and look forward to seeing more over the next 10 days or so.

    What's been so interesting...

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  10. How news consumption has changed from beats to a constant static

    Thursday 19 April 2012, 15:39

    Paul Bradshaw Paul Bradshaw is visiting professor at City University and course leader, MA Online Journalism, Birmingham City University

    In 2007, Paul Bradshaw's A Model for the 21st Century Newsroom described how the old production line model for news was meeting a networked mode of operation - where anyone could take on editorial and distribution roles and journalists were no longer limited in the medium they could choose or the...

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