Blog posts by year and month January 2010

Posts (45)

  1. I shouted at the wireless three times this week. I've never done that before - I've shouted often enough at people on the wireless: that's an Editor's prerogative. But never at the innocent box before. Interruptions. Interviewers interrupting. That's what the shouting was about. And maybe i...

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  2. Uncertainty doesn't come easily to journalists. We tell people things. So telling them we don't know what to tell them feels like the proverbial chocolate teapot: useless. It's not. It's part of the story. Do we need better ways of telling people what we don't know, as well as what we do? ...

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  3. At Digital Election, a panel discussed the impact that social media will have on the general election in 2010. How will broadcasters and newspapers use the web in this election? Will the political parties make use of techniques pioneered by Howard Dean and perfected during Barack Obama's camp...

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  4. There's something about apostrophes that causes journalists - and other media types - almost endless grief. As it happens, one of the most popular parts of this website is the interactive briefing and exercises on the use of apostrophes. Now there's another question: does the inclusion of a...

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  5. Monday 1 February, Bush House, London. A journey into a new TV partnership with the BBC World Service.  Partnership and business development opportunities are becoming increasingly important for BBC Global News. The Fit for the Future season opened with a seminar on how the BBC Kyrgyz servic...

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  6. The BBC's Director of Global News, Richard Sambrook, introduces the BBC's upcoming guide to Citizen Journalism. The coverage of the London bombs was a turning point for BBC News. It was one of the first major news events where technology - like a mobile phone - meant the public could not only ...

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  7. I was on the Media Show on Radio 4 last week, ostensibly to talk about how the BBC does science in the light of the BBC Trust's impartiality review. In the event Steve Hewlett, the show's feisty presenter, questioned me and Mary Hockaday, Head of the BBC newsroom, exclusively about the BBC's cli...

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  8. Friday 9 April, Frontline Club, London. The BBC College of Journalism and UNESCO will be marking World Press Freedom Day this year by holding a debate at the Frontline Club in London on the impact of convergence on the impartiality of broadcasters. Caroline Thomson, the BBC's chief operatin...

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  9. A kind of loya jirga of the British media tribe (or tribes) just took place: the Oxford Media Convention. The young bloods - Google, the Tweeters and believers in 'street-level solutions' - are brazenly celebrating the birth of an era. But the tribal chiefs and elders, most of them, sounded ra...

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  10. Tuesday 23 February, Frontline Club, London. In the first Reflections event of this year, Richard Sambrook looked back on a 30-year career at the BBC. Currently Director of BBC Global News, Richard has worked on many of the major stories of the past three decades. As a senior producer for BB...

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