Blog posts by year and month April 2010

Posts (48)

  1. The earthquake in Haiti at the beginning of 2010 proved to be one of the biggest and most difficult international stories for the BBC to cover in the past year. Access to the worst affected areas, lack of communication and the challenges of what the BBC could and should show made it a huge chall...

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  2. BBC Interactivity Assistant Editor Matthew Eltringham will be watching social networking in the general election campaign. This is the first of his regular blogs for Discussion on CoJo.  Was first-time voter Ellie Gellard's appearance as the warm-up act for Labour's manifesto launch the moment...

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  3. Molly Flatt, from the social media company 1000heads, discussed the power of 'word of mouth' at Digital Storytelling '10.

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  4. Andrew Lyons, from the publisher UltraKnowledge, introduced a new tool at Digital Storytelling '10, which he believes could radically change the way people tell stories in the digital age. He says it can help them journalists get closer to the audience and find out exactly what they think.

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  5. Duck Rabbit's Ben Chesterton discussed the power of combining audio and photography, at Digital Storytelling '10. He began by speaking about his work in Kenya at a time of unrest following disputed elections.

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  6. Digital Storytelling '10 was a new kind of conference designed to encourage and inspire journalists in the digital age. The idea was simple: to show how powerful multimedia storytelling can be, by using examples from a whole range people with different backgrounds and skills. The concept came...

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  7. Mention to a Twitter user that you're on Twitter too and one of the first questions you'll be asked is 'how many followers do you have?' It's human nature, I suppose. But lately social media commentators have been asking the question: what would happen if the follower number disappeared from...

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  8. Once again I've found myself defending journalism against its most ardent critics - journalists. I was at City University's School of Journalism to present the main findings of the Science Media Centre report on the future of science in the media. Not for the first time I sat next to brill...

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  9. What can you tell from a party leader's pre-election speech? Here are three speeches, as analysed by Wordle, a website which creates a picture giving greater prominence to more frequently used words in a piece of text. Gordon Brown speech (10 February):  David Cameron spee...

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  10. This week is an important milestone for the BBC College of Journalism online - or CoJo, as some people call it. This website has been available free to users in the UK since the turn of the year - but, up until now, the tips and guides, glossaries and interactive exercises haven't been visible...

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