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November (40 posts)

  1. How to make journalism pay

    Monday 23 November 2009, 11:31

    Kevin Marsh Kevin Marsh is director of OffspinMedia and a former Today editor

    CUNY's Jeff Jarvis - of Buzzmachine fame - has this talk on new business models to enable journalism to pay its way...

     

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  2. Too much reality?

    Monday 23 November 2009, 11:20

    Simon Ford Simon Ford

    T.S. Elliot said: "Mankind cannot bear too much reality."

    Was this the case with a report by the BBC's New York Correspondent, Matthew Price, broadcast on Radio 4's Today programme (16 November) and discussed on Feedback (22 November)?

    Price had been on assignment in Mexico, where he witnessed the...

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  3. That Thierry Henry moment

    Thursday 19 November 2009, 12:07

    Kevin Marsh Kevin Marsh is director of OffspinMedia and a former Today editor

    The blogs and the message boards are alive with the controversy - was France's equaliser against Ireland (assisted by the hand of Thierry Henry) cheating, gamesmanship or professionalism?

    More acutely, from the point of view of a BBC journalist or commentator, how can you deal with such a moment on...

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  4. Journalism 101: consider your timing

    Wednesday 18 November 2009, 20:12

    Jon Jacob Jon Jacob Editor, About the BBC Blog



    One thing about editing vox pops which may have escaped your notice: going over the same clips time and time again has the effect of rooting the words of your contributors deep into the recesses of your mind.

    So much so, you could even find yourself waking up in the middle of the night reciting what...

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  5. Watch ...

    Wednesday 18 November 2009, 18:12

    Kevin Marsh Kevin Marsh is director of OffspinMedia and a former Today editor

    ... BBC correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones' short video (shot appropriately on a mobile phone) introducing an international audience in Paris to the London multimedia newsroom.

     

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  6. A new ethical universe?

    Wednesday 18 November 2009, 13:28

    Kevin Marsh Kevin Marsh is director of OffspinMedia and a former Today editor

    Kurt Greenbaum is the director of social media for the St Louis Post-Dispatch. He blogs on his own account as well as running a sector of the newspaper's website - stltoday.com.

    On Monday, 16 November, Kurt posted this article both to his blog and to 'The Editor's Desk' - one of the parts of the website...

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  7. New sources of information

    Wednesday 18 November 2009, 10:52

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

    As journalists get used to the idea that their own platform - radio, TV, website, newspaper - is just one among a multiplying number on which people are expressing themselves, it's handy to have an update of what's out there. 

    Below is a 'Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009' compiled by Wiltshire-based...

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  8. I touch, therefore I am

    Monday 16 November 2009, 17:08

    Simon Ford Simon Ford

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  9. In the cutting room

    Monday 16 November 2009, 14:22

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

    As a documentary director, however clearly you think you know how you want your film to turn out, the weeks in the cutting room will transform it in ways you hadn't anticipated.

    Money Programme producer Terry Messenger and his editor, Colin Napthine, let me pay them a visit to talk about how they work...

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  10. How many ethical questions?

    Sunday 15 November 2009, 10:46

    Kevin Marsh Kevin Marsh is director of OffspinMedia and a former Today editor

    The Sun's 'exclusive' yesterday - 14 November 2009 - about Professor David Nutt (or, more accurately, his children) raises so many questions for journalists it's difficult to know where to start.

    Three spring immediately to mind; the first is the ethical justification of attacking a public figure via...

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