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  1. Outsourced, US-led plans to create an Iraqi public broadcasting system foundered on an obsession with information control, says Haider Al Safi, author of a new book about the media legacy of the 2003 Iraq War.

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  2. The BBC has sent me from Hackney to Norfolk to do my BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme (JTS) placement and I'm enjoying exploring this new (to me) countryside of meadows and broads - but it doesn't always go to plan. Last weekend I headed for Pensthorpe, the wildlife park where they film BBC Sprin...

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  3. Today's Washington Post reports that every major US television network has a new breed of reporter on the ground in Haiti: the doctor-reporter. CNN's neuro-surgeon/medical reporter Sanjay Gupta was one of the first, and he's been reporting and Tweeting (below) - to over a million followers - b...

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  4. What happened when BBC reporter Paul Adams and an experimental 360 film crew found themselves at the centre of an unfolding drama in Calais.

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  5. When we thought about doing a piece about Page Hall in Sheffield we knew it was not going to be easy.

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  6. The ongoing uncertainties over both the UK and global economy will be one of the big themes of 2012. At the last Big Stories seminar of the year, BBC director of news Helen Boaden talked about some recent audience research on the subject. The majority of those interviewed - 80% - believed the ...

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  7. 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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  8. A Libyan citizen media outlet on the video-sharing site YouTube is publishing daily audio and video reports on the situation in Misrata. Since 26 February, the Freedom Group channel, affiliated with Wefaq Libya, has been putting out insightful information and descriptions of the battles being...

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  9. BBC Minute CatchUP is a pilot media player that sits on your browser and gives you a 60-second news bulletin, updated every half-hour.

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  10. The truth is you never know what you are going to get when you embark on a fast turnaround. But it is also true that staying back at base agonising over whether or not to send guarantees a no-show: if you do not go, you never know.

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  11. It was timely that the launch of the latest Oxford Internet Survey coincided with the debate in the Commons over releasing all documents about the Hillsborough disaster. The debate came about because of a well supported online petition which, as the survey points out, is the most popular form of...

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  12. Former BBC correspondent Natalia Antelava is the co-founder of a journalism start-up that wants to let reporters stay on a story after the mainstream media have moved on.

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  13. I went only with a plan to do research but the whole experience turned out to be a sum of many parts.

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  14. I left the Exeter Express and Echo in 2011 and immediately joined the dark side, establishing a marketing and PR company.

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  15. This double commission is a chance to bring the journalistic ethos of World Have Your Say into a multi-item news programme.

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  16. I've been accused of some things - but calling a duck a cabbage is one of the weirder ones. When I published the BBC's guidance for covering the AV Referendum (downloadable document available here), it provoked the 'Yes' campaign to organise an online petition to have my advice reversed, claim...

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  17. BBC journalists still have time to apply for two prestigious fellowships designed to enable experienced people to step out of their day job.

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  18. In order to make their breaking news stand out from the crowd, media outlets are crafting journalism in a way that makes the most of popular social platforms to reach new audiences.

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  19. The sentences handed down to John Nimmo and Isabella Sorley might deter a few but I think the effect the sentences have will be far more limited than people hope.

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