Blog posts by year and month March 2010

Posts (35)

  1. Matthew Eltringham, Assistant Editor, Interactivity at the BBC, and Charlie Beckett, the director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, gave a Journalism Programme masterclass on the networked election. They discussed the impact of social media and how the political parties and journali...

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  2. There's a view in journalism that goes: 'bad news is news, good news isn't.' Even so, I think reporting of the economy has been too pessimistic. Not all experts have been gloomy, but those that weren't haven't been much heard. But is there another factor in the preference for pessimism, namely...

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  3. I'd never picked up an HD camera until we started preparing for our New York filming trip. We were using the EX1 which, like almost all HD cameras, it seems, isn't "really" HD after all (don't ask me - something to do with Mbs/sec). The camera is much like others. What's different is that ...

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  4. Of all the arguments in favour of newspaper paywalls, one is utter tosh. It is that we - the readers - must pay online to preserve what one tabloid editor once called "the best newspapers in the world". It's a description that's reared its head again this week.  Now, as a general rule it's alw...

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  5. Lens is the 'photography and visual journalism blog' of the New York Times. It's a place to find journalism - yes, it is journalism - that is at once beautiful and engaging and absorbing ... and horrifying. Take this - its latest addition: 'They Survived the Rwandan Genocide.' It's a minimally...

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  6. Ian Watmore's departure as the Football Association's Chief Executive has "torn the FA apart", according to at least one headline. It 'may affect England's football World Cup bid', according to another. And is unsettling for the squad preparing for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa later this...

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  7. Michael Blastland, the journalist, author and self-confessed numbers geek, presented this CoJo election briefing on political polls and statistics. He and David Cowling, Editor, Politics for Political Programmes, Analysis and Research, gave a guide to journalists on the pitfalls and issues th...

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  8. What was the most important story this morning?  The suspension from the Parliamentary Labour Party of Stephen Byers, Patricia Hewitt, Geoff Hoon and Margaret Moran over the lobbying furore?  Or fresh revelations that a far greater number of MPs had abused Parliamentary rules by accepting over...

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  9. The Sunday Times and Dispatches scoop is an old-fashioned sting. You'd never get a conviction in the courts off the back of an operation like this, of course. But the court of public opinion has no due process. And then, BBC Home Editor Mark Easton's investigation into junkets and jollies f...

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