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December (12 posts)

  1. Burma’s media in transition but self-censorship still strong

    Thursday 2 January 2014, 10:11

    Donald Eastwood Donald Eastwood is a freelance journalist, photographer and producer, based in Burma.

    While filming interviews in Burma we encountered many of the everyday issues that journalists face in this transitional period.

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  2. Long-form picks of 2013: Eating mice and stripping for Lindsay Lohan

    Tuesday 24 December 2013, 11:08

    Hugh Levinson Hugh Levinson edits BBC Radio current affairs programmes, including Crossing Continents and From Our Own Correspondent

    Here is a personal selection of a few long-form articles I have happened across this year. They generally have more than 140 characters; actually, usually tens of thousands. Be warned.

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  3. Data journalism: What’s new, what’s not, and work in progress

    Monday 23 December 2013, 11:30

    Jonathan Stoneman Jonathan Stoneman is a freelance journalism trainer and consultant, specialising in data journalism

    There is no shortage of books on data journalism. Into the mix comes a new one edited by John Mair and Richard Lance Keeble called Data Journalism: Mapping the Future, which comes out in January.

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  4. College of Journalism announces winner of second Student Innovation Award

    Wednesday 18 December 2013, 11:04

    Cathy Loughran Cathy Loughran is currently editing the College of Journalism blog

    This year the judges singled out Crossing the Bridge, an ambitious multimedia project documenting ethnic tensions in Kosovo, by Bournemouth University MA student Joshua Longmore.

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  5. UGC: Source, check and stay on top of technology

    Tuesday 17 December 2013, 10:28

    Trushar Barot Trushar Barot is assistant editor of the UGC and Social Media Hub at BBC News

    This has been another busy year in terms of stories driven by user-generated content (UGC): Egypt, the St Jude storm in the UK, Syria, the Russian meteor, Typhoon Haiyan, and most recently the death of Nelson Mandela.

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  6. Mental health stories - a difficult sell?

    Thursday 12 December 2013, 13:45

    Tina Stallard Tina Stallard is a freelance film-maker and photojournalist

    I do not know whether I was simply unlucky in my long search for people prepared to broadcast this story about postpartum psychosis, or whether there is a wider reluctance to commit to stories about mental health.

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  7. College of Journalism’s Student Innovation Award down to the final four

    Wednesday 11 December 2013, 11:50

    Cathy Loughran Cathy Loughran is currently editing the College of Journalism blog

    An exploration of drone journalism, a powerful documentary about ethnic tensions in Kosovo, a multimedia history of nuclear power, and an interactive piece of election coverage, are shortlisted for our second Student Innovation Award.

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  8. CIA does journalists’ research for them

    Tuesday 10 December 2013, 11:50

    Eloise McNaulty Eloise McNaulty is a digital content producer in BBC Archives @eloisemcnaulty

    This is an eclectic online resource which provides basic intelligence support to the US government (and the rest of us).

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  9. Russian media just gets more bizarre - and occasionally uplifting

    Monday 9 December 2013, 12:17

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

    Watching the Russian media has always had its fair share of disturbing moments, but recently it has been like peering into a twilight zone of surreal paranoia.

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  10. The future of local TV - another way forward?

    Thursday 5 December 2013, 10:07

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

    You have a local media industry in need of content and a raft of journalism students in need of experience. It struck me that combining the two would create an elegant solution.

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