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June (15 posts)

  1. Generation 2014, the BBC’s window on Scotland's young voters

    Wednesday 2 July 2014, 09:36

    Dave Howard Dave Howard is a senior broadcast journalist for BBC Scotland and one of the producers of Generation 2014. Twitter: @DaveHow4rd

    A BBC project has assembled a group of 16- and 17-year old Scottish voters who will be taking part in September's independence referendum. 

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  2. Welcome: Our website is now open to the world

    Monday 30 June 2014, 09:36

    Matthew Eltringham Matthew Eltringham is editor of the BBC College of Journalism website. Twitter: @mattsays

    The BBC College of Journalism website is now available worldwide, no longer behind a subscription paywall. The editor of the website, Matthew Eltingham welcomes the new global audience, and gives a taster of what's to be found on the site, much of it by the BBC's top journalists.  

     

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  3. Are we helping ISIS by running its videos on the news?

    Friday 27 June 2014, 14:43

    Haider Al-Safi Haider Al-Safi is head of project, consolidating media freedoms in Iraq, BBC Media Action. Twitter: @Haider888

    Videos produced by groups like ISIS and uploaded to the internet are used by news media. In the process, the media may be inadvertently serving the goals of their originators. 

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  4. A thousand flowers bloom in local journalism: But how many will survive? #localjournalism

    Thursday 26 June 2014, 16:06

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

    Local journalism is an increasingly complex sector in the UK, with players of all sizes and every kind of revenue model. Meanwhile, big businesses like Tesco can exploit direct relationships with customers. 

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  5. Why doesn’t BBC let other people use its local output for free? #localjournalism

    Thursday 26 June 2014, 15:20

    William Perrin William Perrin is head of Talkaboutlocal. Twitter: @willperrin

    William Perrin argues that local journalism would be enriched if the BBC allowed local media, whether commercial or otherwise, to reuse its content for free, in return for attribution as BBC material.

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  6. #localjournalism: Welcome to a new golden era

    Wednesday 25 June 2014, 15:16

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

    There are prospects for better relations between BBC News and commercial news organisations and a bright future for local news, according to speakers at a BBC conference.

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  7. Mobile journalism gets you closer to the story faster

    Tuesday 24 June 2014, 11:14

    Patrick Jackson Patrick Jackson is a broadcast journalist for BBC World Online. Twitter: @patrickgjackson

    A mobile kit produces new experiences for a reporter: there really is nothing like doing your camerawork to deadline. Patrick Jackson unpacks his travel bag for us.

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  8. Why you can’t sell local news and give it away at the same time

    Monday 23 June 2014, 11:35

    Richard Coulter Richard Coulter is founder and publisher of the Voice series of hyperlocal news magazines. Twitter: @filtonvoice

    The conventional model for local news, to charge for a print edition while offering a free version online, does not make business sense. A new hyperlocal model delivers a print edition to all households for free.

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  9. UK journalist caught up in Russia-Ukraine media battle

    Friday 20 June 2014, 14:19

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

    Reporters are playing a central role in the Russia/Ukraine conflict, according to Mark Franchetti, who found himself part of the media battle after appearing on TV in Ukraine. 

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  10. Death by vision: Prosper in local news without predicting the future

    Thursday 19 June 2014, 15:36

    Jasper Westaway Jasper Westaway is chief executive of Borde.rs, a local news app. Twitter: @JasperWestaway

    Local news entrepreneur Jasper Westaway says start-up success in news, like in other tech businesses, depends on engineering talent and constant product upgrades.

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