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March (19 posts)

  1. Lost Letters from America join 12 of Cooke’s best, selected by Alvin Hall

    Thursday 28 March 2013, 12:47

    Alvin Hall Alvin Hall is an author and broadcaster, and the presenter of Radio 4's In Alistair Cooke’s Footsteps

    When Radio 4 launched an appeal last year for lost Letter from America recordings by legendary broadcaster Alistair Cooke, no one dreamed it would turn up more than 600 missing programmes.

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  2. Iranian journalists face growing threat of imprisonment in pre-election crackdown

    Wednesday 27 March 2013, 14:28

    Hossein Bastani Hossein Bastani is a BBC Persian journalist

    As Iran gears up for presidential elections on 14 June, the threats faced by Iranian journalists once again make depressing reading. About 50 reporters currently jailed.

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  3. Searching social media? Don’t miss what’s hiding in plain sight

    Tuesday 26 March 2013, 09:41

    Paul Myers Paul Myers is a BBC internet research specialist

    Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networks have advanced search facilities and they can be extremely useful newsgathering tools.

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  4. Broadcasting hub in a tower block was Olympian feat of engineering

    Monday 25 March 2013, 17:34

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

    The 2012 London Olympics brought the challenge of broadcasting live to a different level - more precisely to the top floors of a 1960s block of flats in East London.

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  5. My first Twitter adrenaline rush – and glad you liked the jacket

    Monday 25 March 2013, 11:34

    Laura Trevelyan Laura Trevelyan is BBC North America correspondent and BBC World News America anchor

    It was with some trepidation that I prepared for my first question and answer session on Twitter. What would people ask? Would anyone ask anything at all?

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  6. If hackers strike, don’t be a phish out of water

    Thursday 21 March 2013, 18:22

    Sue Llewellyn Sue Llewellyn is a social media expert and BBC trainer. Twitter: @suellewellyn

    On Thursday the BBC found itself a victim of Twitter hacking when a group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army hijacked a number of official Twitter accounts.

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  7. Access all archives: news media management is a select occupation

    Thursday 21 March 2013, 10:59

    Nicola Nejad Nicola Nejad is a news media manager in BBC Information & Archives

    NewsI am one of a new breed of news archivists, the news media managers, who work in newsrooms alongside journalists, managing the media used to produce BBC .

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  8. Military and media: ‘a deal with the devil, but more professional since Iraq'

    Wednesday 20 March 2013, 10:59

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

    Since 2003, it has become easier for those of us covering military action to check, double-check and cross-check what is happening, thanks to the web and mobile communications.

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  9. Embedded in Iraq: ‘a tool in the military tool box, willingly or not’

    Tuesday 19 March 2013, 12:19

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

    It is hard to believe that 10 years have passed since we stood nervously by our vehicles on the Iraq border with Kuwait, scarves over our faces to protect us from the vicious sandstorm that whipped up in the region that long March day, waiting for our war to start.

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  10. Don’t mourn Google Reader, discover a new favourite feed

    Monday 18 March 2013, 12:11

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

    If you have ever had any social media training, you may well have got used to a free Google tool called Google Reader as a way of tracking the websites you need to visit regularly.

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