Blog posts by year and month June 2010

Posts (39)

  1. "An investment in the future" - that's how one senior executive from the giant US sports broadcaster ESPN described its ground-breaking World Cup coverage.  Fanciful talk in the US media of football getting real traction has been around for decades, but now it appears to be real. Almost 20...

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  2. The Daily Mail discovered that you really shouldn't believe everything you read after it ran a story online claiming that the new iPhone 4 could be recalled due to technical problems. The story appeared to be sourced to a Tweet from the account of a certain @ceoSteveJobs. Unfortunately, it was...

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  3. Ten years after the last polarised debate about GM, the coverage of two high-profile resignations from a committee of the Food Standards Agency set up to run a new national dialogue on the issue suggests we may be in for an unedifying re-run.  Producers on BBC Radio 4's You and Yours and B...

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  4. Newser collects together online news stories and presents them under its own headlines and summaries. Now the New York business has introduced a feature called 'Newser by Users'. It invites readers to do the work of its few paid staff - picking stories and writing their own headlines and summari...

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  5. When you consider how few people love the UK libel laws (mostly libel lawyers, you'd guess) and how important they are in the lives of journalists, writers and artists, you'd have thought Lord Lester's bill to reform them would have generated far more debate than it has. Lawyer and Guardian Re...

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  6. The BBC College of Journalism and Global News are proud to launch an Essentials of BBC Journalism DVD for all the Corporation's international reporters and stringers. This is an opportunity to share BBC learning - especially when access to the College website is difficult. (See the video introdu...

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  7. Friday 9 July, Bush Theatre, London.   The BBC Academy and Bush Theatre would like to invite you a special storytelling masterclass. In a unique event, you'll have the opportunity to attend a performance of the new critically acclaimed play Like a Fishbone and then discuss the themes, thou...

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  8. The effect of the latest edition of Rolling Stone magazine on the career of General Stanley McChrystal has been swift and drastic. His Commander-in-Chief removed him unceremoniously from his role as leader of the US and NATO forces in Afghanistan. The Rolling Stone feature wasn't a scoop i...

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  9. Whatever the problems of the England team and relations between the players and their manager, Fabio Capello, things are worse in France. There's a government investigation into   football management. Intellectuals are losing their temper in noisy televised discussions of football. And Preside...

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  10. Among reports of the breakdown of the BBC's negotiations with presenter Christine Bleakley are words that will gladden the hearts of programme-makers:  "The BBC should no longer be held to ransom by performers who, if truth were told, owe a good 70% of their success to the production skills...

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