September (17 posts)
Monday 30 September 2013, 13:37
The best-seller Thinking, Fast and Slow is an account of a field of psychology which uses experiments to understand our thinking processes, and in particular to highlight their limitations.
Thursday 26 September 2013, 12:04
When you walk into a Nigerian village on the Muslim-Christian border or a troublespot in Kenya, or when you go to Bolivia and you’re knocking on the door of the presidential palace, the letters BBC mean much more than they do here in London.
Wednesday 25 September 2013, 10:43
Many political journalists were complicit with the ex-spin doctor Damian McBride, helping to propagate his smear stories about the ministerial colleagues and opponents of the former chancellor and prime minister Gordon Brown.
Tuesday 24 September 2013, 12:04
The Media Guardian’s recent top 100 list of the most powerful figures in media had an unusual new entry which claimed top spot: You.
Friday 20 September 2013, 12:46
A group of BBC journalists and technologists were being shown Google Glass by Bob Schukai, global head of mobile technology at Thomson Reuters.
Thursday 19 September 2013, 12:10
UK audiences have being hearing about how Russia thinks the chemical attack inflicted on a suburb of Damascus on 21 August was an act of provocation. But might difficulties over the translation of a tricky Russian term be causing some listeners or viewers to misconstrue what Moscow has in mind?
Wednesday 18 September 2013, 14:47
How much can audiences take when shown disturbing footage in the news? Is the BBC too robust or too timid in its use of graphic or disturbing footage, or does it get the balance right?
Tuesday 17 September 2013, 13:49
Not only did the launch event for the first lab-meat beef burger last month get worldwide attention, it got plenty of publicity before it happened and then acres of analysis afterwards.
Monday 16 September 2013, 14:53
Supported by new funding and training initiatives, interest from academics and policy-makers, as well as the increased take up of internet-enabled mobile devices, hyperlocal media have enjoyed a step-change in activity and interest in the past 18 months.
Friday 13 September 2013, 13:55
The native audio app which has long been very simple to use has changed dramatically and not in a good way. It is less intuitive, glitchy and intimidating, while it remains limited in scope.