Blog posts by year and month October 2009

Posts (35)

  1. 'Flat knowledge' - which is nothing to do, incidentally, with Nick Davies' book Flat Earth News - has had a couple of outings now; one in BBC Cardiff and one in Belfast, a minor part of an excellent travelling skills festival called 'New Tools, New Ways of Working' (you can explore it here on th...

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  2. There can't be many people who haven't by now seen the 'damming' spelling mistake on Wednesday's BBC Ten O'Clock News. If you haven't, here it is. Does it matter? Well, yes. As the former BBC newsroom editor John Allen points out in his Good Writing Guide: "Silly mistakes ... because of in...

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  3. The internet has changed the way audiences consume news and expect to consume information. In a presentation at the BBC New Tools Festival in Belfast, Kevin Marsh, Executive Editor of the CoJo website, explained that audiences are getting used to the idea of being able to go straight to the i...

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  4. Michael Blastland was on excellent form speaking to students at the University of Bedfordshire as part of the BBC Radio 4 university tour. He gave a College of Journalism masterclass on the importance of understanding numbers in journalism - what to look out for, what to question and, most im...

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  5. David Hayward talks to Mick Fealty about blogging This was a really interesting session at the CoJo Future of Journalism event in Belfast. Jem Stone, BBC Audio and Music's social media guru, was in conversation with Mick Fealty, writer, journalist, blogger and the editor of Slugger O'Toole, t...

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  6. I think this package by the BBC's Kevin Connolly, for Broadcasting House, is a great example of creative radio. The sound effects set the mood without dominating the script, which sets the tone perfectly: sufficiently sceptical without straying into sarcasm. "I arrived expecting to find [UF...

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  7. It's worth keeping an eye on these stats each month. The ABCe figures - the ones that measure the performance of newspaper websites. Unfortunately, you'll have to do it second hand - or pay up. But you'll usually find the headlines here on the editorsweblog or here on the Guardian Media. Unl...

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  8. UPDATE on the JPT project (February 2010): "The BBC's Journalism Production Tools project continues to have a vital role as we transform our newsrooms across the UK and the world, although the procurement of a replacement newsroom computer system (ENPS) will now not happen before 2012. Work...

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  9. BBC Wales Political Editor Betsan Powys joined the BBC's Interactive Communities Executive for Audio and Music Jem Stone in a conversation about her experiences blogging politics in Wales. Blogging since the Welsh elections in 2007, Betsan is modest about her achievements but was quick to il...

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  10. 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...

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