Blog posts by year and month November 2010

Posts (63)

  1. City University Journalism Department hosted a special session for journalism students focusing on the fundamentals of blogging and social media for the next generation of journalists. Speakers included Tim Glanfield (Beehive City), Patrick Smith (The Media Briefing), Karl Schneider (Reed Busi...

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  2. Going to the Society of Editors Conference in Glasgow - under the rubric 'HAVE WE GOT GOOD NEWS FOR YOU' - is a bit like visiting a maiden aunt whilst half pregnant and pretending to be a virgin. The herd of elephants in the ballroom of the refurbished Central Hotel was the internet. Few of t...

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  3. The buzz phrase in news presenting is "authority with warmth", says Fiona Bruce, adding hastily, "whether or not I have that, I've no idea". Bruce was a reporter on Panorama until she needed some summer work and did early morning regional news-reading shifts to cover for people on holiday. Tha...

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  4. Working in conjunction with Coventry University, the BBC College of Journalism mounted an afternoon of sessions highlighting the challenges journalists face working in the digital age. Eleven 20-minute sessions were presented by leading practitioners including Jeff Jarvis, Richard Payne (Maver...

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  5. The centenary of the death of the great Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy was marked on Saturday with a discussion on the Today programme.  Count Tolstoy's great great great grand-daughter Anastasia said that despite coverage of the anniversary in the Russian media, the Kremlin and the Russian ...

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  6. BBC College of Journalism xxxxFrancesca Kasteliz ran a masterclass session on live TV reporting during the Birmingham Storytelling Festival.

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  7. This is just the most remarkable film in all sorts of ways. Production values, locations, visual storytelling and - of course - the incredible athleticism of Danny MacAskill.

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  8. John Sauven, the Director of Greenpeace UK, gave a BBC College of Journalism lunchtime talk on his organisation's environmental campaigning strategy. "If you start at the consumer end, you've got 6 billion people ... you're never going to change the minds of 6 billion people." In order to p...

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  9. There's apparently little point to using sites like Foursquare and Gowalla that let you tell your friends where you are physically, by 'checking in' - virtually - to locations like bars and restaurants. The influential blog TechCrunch has told us that kind of location-based social networking ...

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  10. The Economy Hugh Pym provides an insight into how the Comprehensive Spending Review might be reported in the coming months.  Click to watch the slideshow

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