Blog posts by year and month July 2010

Posts (51)

  1. Tuesday 10 August 2010, Television Centre, London. 2010 has been declared the International Year of Biodiversity by the United Nations. The disappearance and degradation of biodiversity is costing the global economy more than the banking crisis, according to a UN-backed analysis. In Brazil...

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  2. Wednesday 11 August, Television Centre, London.   Do you feel a twit when you Tweet? Do you get lost when you lurk? Can you tell the difference between TweetDeck and HootSuite or Tweetie and Twitterific?   CoJo's social media expert, Sue Llewellyn, will be running a lunchtime clinic to...

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  3. Is political reporting trivialising politics? Chris Addison, the stand-up comedian who plays Ollie Reeder in The Thick of It, claims it's not satire that has degraded politics but politicians and the news media. Writing in this week's New Statesman, he says journalists and politicians should "...

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  4. Read your work out loud: OK, so maybe not if yours is a 5,000-word investigation into insider trading ... though even then it's no bad idea to read aloud to yourself the key passages that your audience needs to understand if they're going to follow the whole story. Certainly, if your cop...

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  5. The Daily Telegraph yesterday identified a man who has been spotted regularly behind television reporters on location - and even in the crowd at the Antiques Roadshow. The Telegraph cites blog reports that he's a London community worker called Paul Yarrow.  The mystery man had already feat...

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  6. Last spring, when the New York Times launched its daily news video show, TimesCast, one of the bold ideas was to turn the cameras on itself. The Page One Meeting - or editors' morning conference, as most British papers would call it - is right at the heart of the decision-making process.  With...

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  7. Is the Wikileaks scoop - those thousands of documents telling the 'real' story of the US intervention in Afghanistan - an unqualified good? The UK and US governments certainly don't think so. But that should be no surprise. Most journalists will cheer. It's near impossible to keep an informe...

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  8. The 30-year Sri Lankan civil war ended last year with government forces crushing the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels. Some reports say there may have been as many as 30,000 civilian casualties in the final months of the war. Calls for an international war crimes inquiry were rejec...

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  9. Simon Ford said Zac Goldsmith's dramatic interview with Jon Snow on Channel 4 News was described as a 'masterclass'. But the real masterclass took place more than 30 years ago when Zac's father, Sir James Goldsmith, appeared on the Money Programme. Goldsmith pere was a controversial businessm...

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  10. Freelance journalist Chris Wheal offered to help his sister handle the media interest when her nine-year old son, Jamie Bray, died in a tragic accident on his swing ten days ago.  Wheal has written a thoughtful and illuminating account of his experiences on his blog. It's a tale in which n...

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