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Tuesday 8 May 2012, 12:53
Have a look at your mobile phone. What do you use it for?
Wednesday 31 August 2011, 11:56
Meet Matthew Broadbent, Shaun Daly and Robyn Cowen, three of this year's BBC Kick Off trainee sports reporters - new to the BBC and new to sports journalism. They have been given eight weeks over the summer to discover how it feels to be a reporter at the BBC.
I caught up with them half way through the...
Monday 4 July 2011, 18:39
It's a question that every BBC journalist is very accustomed to being asked. They probably all give different answers, based on their own experience or the perspective of their own area of operation. And of course there is no one definitive answer.
But as an organisation the BBC can offer some basic...
Friday 25 March 2011, 11:30
Producing and directing a documentary is a bit like conducting an orchestra or being a circus ringmaster, says Martin Small: you don't necessarily do much yourself but "your job is to get the best out of the people you're working with".
Small is currently producing a programme for a forthcoming...
Wednesday 9 February 2011, 09:05
Thursday 3 February 2011, 11:09
Feedback on CoJo's Essentials of BBC Journalism DVD has been arriving from all over the world. And there are already practical results to show for it. Training based on the DVD has been offered by BBC World Service instructors in India, Nigeria, Syria and Lebanon.
In Lebanon, the trainer Maha...
Wednesday 19 January 2011, 18:03
It's been exhausting: I have been watching seven hours, maybe 70 items, of television news pieces from last year, varying from half a minute to five. Not just for fun: I was doing some judging.
It led me to think about the qualities that make a great television reporter - and there were some in my seven...
Thursday 1 July 2010, 13:40
Najiba Kasraee talks about the Essentials of BBC Journalism DVD, at the launch event at Bush House in London.
Core components of the DVD have been translated into no fewer than 21 languages, ranging from Arabic to Vietnamese.
Click here for a taster.
The DVD will be distributed to staff in the coming...
Thursday 24 June 2010, 18:08
Sunday 18 April 2010, 21:28
Tuesday 9 February 2010, 15:30
Tuesday 19 January 2010, 10:47
"Are you a journalist?" asked the lady sitting behind me as I settled myself down before another session at news:rewired last Thursday.
I hesitated. I spluttered something like, "I like to think so."
The expression on her face was easy to read. She wasn't convinced.
I carried on with a pointless...
Wednesday 13 January 2010, 11:35
A cheap shot ... and possibly the programme was being ruthlessly authentic in that you might well find this in a real hospital.
But the question remains: to which Holby City consultant does the door pictured here belong?
Tuesday 20 October 2009, 11:12
As Michael Blastland teaches elsewhere on CoJo - beware of counting methods.
Before the postal workers' strike ballot, The London Review of Books carried an intriguing 'diary of a postman' - called Roy Mayall (beware of naming methods, too, perhaps).
It may or may not be the experiences of a single...
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