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February (15 posts)

  1. Falklands Radio revisited, and the back’s much better thanks

    Friday 28 February 2014, 13:38

    Peter Stewart Peter Stewart is a journalist with BBC Surrey and author of Essential Radio Skills

    Station manager Corina presents the Golden Hour, her mother Liz hosts the mid-morning programme and husband Jock presents Saturday breakfast. On the Falkland Islands that is not nepotism, it is practicality.

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  2. Digital interaction? Make sure it’s a two-way street

    Wednesday 26 February 2014, 11:35

    Anna Doble Anna Doble is head of online at Channel 4 News. Twitter: @annadoble

    What we really mean by digital interaction is the act of getting the viewer, reader or listener to give something back as they consume our media. The play for eyeballs, clicks and time has become a complex sport.

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  3. Turkish internet clampdown now gagging media within four hours

    Tuesday 25 February 2014, 12:17

    Eylem Yanardagoglu Eylem Yanardagoglu lectures at the Faculty of Communication, Kadir Has University, Istanbul

    Critics believe that moves to tighten the government grip on the internet are a result of the corruption investigation that involves government ministers.

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  4. Using Twitter to find people at the scene of a breaking story

    Friday 21 February 2014, 11:09

    Paul Myers Paul Myers is a BBC internet research specialist

    There are many ways that journalists can locate ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, but we do not always know how they will respond, if at all. This is where Twitter comes into its own.

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  5. Why mobile video news on Instagram is a fashion we can’t ignore

    Thursday 20 February 2014, 14:18

    Matt Danzico Matt Danzico is head of the BBC’s Video Innovation Lab. Twitter: @mattdanzico

    Just as fashion designers once migrated to Milan and writers to Paris, the internet has seen an ever-increasing shift of early adopters from websites to apps, including the photography community relocating from Flickr.com to Instagram.

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  6. Getting into journalism: Just go out and do it, says VICE maverick Tim Pool

    Wednesday 19 February 2014, 11:35

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

    There have always been journalists like VICE correspondent Tim Pool who think that the world has more to teach than the classroom.

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  7. Who is medalling with our language?

    Monday 17 February 2014, 14:04

    Ian Jolly Ian Jolly is style editor, BBC newsroom in London

    How did words we have always treated as nouns suddenly become verbs? It is something we try to avoid in BBC news, although we recognise that constant usage can make such changes difficult to resist.

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  8. If a picture’s worth a thousand words make sure you choose the right one

    Friday 14 February 2014, 10:41

    Bernard Gabony Bernard Gabony is lead multimedia trainer, BBC News

    There are stories where the photos make the difference between an interesting yarn and something so compelling that you want to share it online.

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  9. Olympics Nazi row threatens top Russian radio station

    Thursday 13 February 2014, 11:46

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

    Comparisons between Russian skaters’ gold-winning triumph and Hitler’s Nazi Olympics could spell trouble for independent Ekho Moskvy radio.

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  10. Numbers in the news get a fresh pair of eyes

    Wednesday 12 February 2014, 09:54

    Anthony Reuben Anthony Reuben is head of statistics for BBC News

    The weight of number-based news arriving in the inboxes of journalists can be overwhelming, and the impact of a statistic in a story can be huge. Before we report it we have to be confident it deserves that impact.

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