Blog posts by year and month September 2009

Posts (32)

  1. One of the eye-catching ideas in Gordon Brown's Labour Conference speech in September 2009 was the suggestion that voters should be given the power, in effect, to sack any sitting MP found guilty of gross financial misconduct. If more than a quarter of voters in a constituency demanded the "r...

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  2. The Conservative leader David Cameron says that a Tory government would cut the number of MPs by nearly 10%, from 646 to 585, saving about £15 million a year. He's also threatening a 5% reduction in ministerial salaries and - possibly the unkindest cut of all for many at Westminster - the ab...

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  3. The new Commons Speaker, John Bercow, has been quick to make changes. He is introducing elections for his three Deputies who, up to now, have been appointed following agreement between the "usual channels" - the Government and Opposition whips. And Mr Bercow told the Hansard Society in Sept...

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  4. of Hayward Black Media is a writer, journalist and consultant for local TV. Twitter: @david_hbm

    Wednesday 23 September 2009, BBC TV Centre, London.   Dr Fraser Cameron gave a BBC Journalism Programme briefing looking at the next six months of reporting Europe.   He analysed the personalities and stories that were likely to emerge, such as the Irish referendum on the Lisbon Treaty,...

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  5. of Hayward Black Media is a writer, journalist and consultant for local TV. Twitter: @david_hbm

    Really interesting BBC College of Journalism/Frontline Club debate last night on the changing face of reporting conflict. Richard Sambrook, Adrian Wells, Jean Seaton and Tom Fenton gave their views on the main challenges and issues facing journalists: How can you report on stories like...

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  6. of Hayward Black Media is a writer, journalist and consultant for local TV. Twitter: @david_hbm

    Tuesday 8 September 2009, BBC College of Journalism Centre, Leicester Tim Burke, Assistant Editor at the BBC's English Regions Programming Team, gave a lunchtime seminar looking at the changing audience and what the BBC needs to do to engage with it. He discussed the fragmentation of so...

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  7. of Hayward Black Media is a writer, journalist and consultant for local TV. Twitter: @david_hbm

    Regina McCombs, an online and multimedia lecturer at the Poynter Institute in the United States, gave a BBC Journalism Programme lunchtime seminar looking at what makes excellent video for the web. Regina used some of the best examples from websites in the states to illustrate what works, wha...

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  8. of Hayward Black Media is a writer, journalist and consultant for local TV. Twitter: @david_hbm

    Regina McCombs gave a seminar on what makes excellent video for the web. Here, Regina discusses one of the projects she ran at the Star Tribune. A People Torn, looking at the Liberian community in Minneapolis, became a huge undertaking that has left an astonishing legacy.

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  9. of Hayward Black Media is a writer, journalist and consultant for local TV. Twitter: @david_hbm

    Regina McCombs gave a seminar on what makes makes excellent video for the web. Giving people the opportunity to voice their opinions can have a really powerful impact on any story. Here's how the The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post are embracing this.

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  10. of Hayward Black Media is a writer, journalist and consultant for local TV. Twitter: @david_hbm

    Regina McCombs gave a seminar on what makes makes excellent video for the web. 13 Seconds in August charts the collapse of a road bridge in Minneapolis in August 2007. The team at the Star Tribune pulled together an amazing amount of video, audio and text to tell this story in an engaging and ...

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