Matthew Eltringham

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

Blog posts in total 39

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  1. It's time we stopped making jokes about older people being incapable of dealing with technology - because it's not funny and it's not true

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  2. 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. The College of Journalism and the New York Times are once again hosting the Social Media Summit, this year in London. And there are plenty of new themes to discuss.

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  4. In a post-Leveson world, where standards of journalism are being challenged more than ever before, journalism educators should be leading journalism into the digital age.

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  5. The current relationship between academia and journalism is like two hedgehogs mating: prickly and stand-offish.

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  6. Welcome to the new College of Journalism website. For the first time we have brought together our content and the wealth of material from our sister colleges.

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  7. In the eight years since the BBC took its first tentative steps along the social media superhighway, so much has changed but plenty has remained the same.

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  8. The American writer Eric Hoffer argued that in times of profound change, the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautiful equipped to deal with a world that no longer exist.

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  9. BBC News, like all major news providers, has been transformed by technology and the opportunities it has offered over the last 20 or so years. Social media is the latest tectonic plate to move and change the landscape.

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  10. In a guest blog post, Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, explains why he walked away from the social networking site: A few weeks ago I killed my Facebook account. Years of pithy status updates, inconsequential conversations with friends and acquaintances and personal pho...

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  11. BBC producer Rob Pearson outlines a UK-wide schools competition: The opportunity to hold decision-makers to account is one that youngsters get all too rarely. But for the past two months I've been working on a project that will hopefully allow them to do just that. 'Schools Questions and A...

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  12. Autumn arrives and with it the party conferences. Political pundit Lance Price considers their relevance: It was a pleasure to speak at a BBC College of Journalism event about party conferences and how they are managed, or mismanaged. I felt I could understand both sides of the argument, havin...

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  13. For mainstream media organisations like the BBC, engaging with social media and wrestling with the issues that ever-evolving relationship throws up has become a daily task. In a speech to the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam on Friday, Kevin Bakhurst, deputy head of the BBC N...

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  14. Although I never had the pleasure of working with Nick Clarke, I knew him well enough to chat about the stories he was working on whenever I ran into him. One of the most powerful remarks he made about the principles that underpinned his interviewing for BBC Radio 4's World at One continues to...

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  15. Live blogs from mainstream media operations like the BBC, Guardian, and the Daily Telegraph had the speed, immediacy and breadth of narrative that really revealed the extent of the crisis on London's streets.

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  16. Paul Mason, Newsnight's Economics Editor, outlines his brief as "people, planet and profit" rather reading the runes of the latest statement from the Bank of England. "I insisted on it as part of my job description, before I took on the role," he told an audience at the Frontline Club. "I've d...

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  17. The irony of holding today's #bbcsms workshops under the Chatham House Rule did not escape us when we made the decision. When we started planning the two-day social media summit, we knew we wanted to bring media - mainstream and social - from all over the world together to share learning, expe...

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  18. We live in a time when the words 'Facebook' or 'Twitter' can propel a news story up a programme's running order, or onto a front page, not always with good reason. But behind the hype real, structural change is taking place in personal and public communications. In particular, there's a new a...

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  19. As I expected when we published a provisional agenda for the Social Media Summit, we are having to make some changes as we get closer to next week's event. But the changes are to accommodate some very significant additional speakers that will make the day unmissable. The New York Times' Soci...

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  20. We live in a time when the words 'Facebook' or 'Twitter' can propel a news story up a programme's running order, or onto a front page, often for no good reason. But behind the hype - and let's admit there's a fair amount of that around - real, structural change is taking place in personal and ...

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