Blog posts by year and month November 2009

Posts (39)

  1. 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 witnes...

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  2. 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 mome...

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  3. 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 recitin...

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  4. ... 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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  5. 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 t...

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  6. 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 Wiltshi...

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  7. 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 ...

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  8. 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 fig...

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  9. Knowledge is getting flatter - which means that our audiences get the idea that, on the web, they can increasingly get straight to the thing they want to know. All that leafing through books, papers, searching library indexes or watching programmes ... forget it. Search and personalisation is...

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