Blog posts by year and month April 2010

Posts (48)

  1. Politics, comedy, Jamaican rugby and hip-hop dance theatre. That's the line-up on UK Black, a 30-minute weekly podcast of the best bits of BBC local radio programmes aimed at the UK African and Caribbean community. This week, top billing is awarded to BBC Radio Leicester for interviews with e...

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  2. It's the Holy Grail for advertisers, marketers, companies, economists and politicians - how to know what people are thinking as soon as they think it.   Leaving aside the possibility of discovering a way of telepathically reading minds en masse, sentiment analysis has been creating a bit of ...

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  3. This is a blog from long-lost College of Journalism colleague Chris Walton (left): I write this in the lobby of the Marriot Airport Hotel in Los Angles where the deputy British consul has just been harangued by hundreds of stranded Brits complaining they have been here for more than a week...

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  4. Social media is good - but not that good. And we really do need to keep a grip on common sense. Like when we look at social media's role in the travel disruption beneath the Icelandic ash cloud. Mashable's quick review - posted by Shashank Nigam, the CEO of SimpliFlying.com who makes a livin...

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  5. So they were wrong. Some of the political commentariat said the TV debates would reveal nothing and change voters' minds hardly at all. Now it's hard to deny that they've turned the election picture upside down. Or blown it wide open, at least.    For the parties, the debates are vastly magn...

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  6. You do not have to support the Liberal Democrats or Nick Clegg or be carried along on the current poll wave to wonder, as a journalist, what was going on Wednesday in the newsrooms and editorial offices of the Telegraph, Mail, Express and Sun. You don't have to be a conspiracists, either, to a...

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  7. This is a guest blog by Martin Asser, BBC Search Engine Optimisation specialist. Nearly two weeks ago I made my first foray into BBC News' political nerve-centre at Millbank. I was there to do some SEO (search engine optimisation) coaching with the Politics team, in the hope of capitalisin...

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  8. Sir Robert Worcester gave a highly entertaining CoJo election briefing on polling and understanding public opinion. Sir Robert, the creator of the polling organisation MORI, outlined just how important he sees the role of the pollster in UK politics and why the 2010 General Election campaign ...

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  9. So now the recriminations can begin and they will be played out in the media. Each newspaper will decide first who they want to blame and pick their facts to fit: the government; the EU; Eurocontrol, the Civil Aviation Authority. Broadcasters, with their legal obligation to be impartial, sho...

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  10. Filton and Bradley Stoke in Bristol is just the kind of seat you'd expect to be the subject of a local campaign fought without fear or favour on all fronts. A notional three-way marginal, the Lib Dems need - in these days of Cleggmania - a 'mere' 5.5% swing to take the seat from the Tories. La...

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