Blog posts by year and month November 2010

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  1. Steve Evanson, series producer on Coast, ran a masterclass on the popular BBC series during the Birmingham Storytelling Festival. Steve explained how his team uses journalism tools throughout the programmes' production, from researching story ideas to sourcing contributors and script writing....

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  2. For months, the idea that the British economy needs to avoid the kind of collapse of confidence suffered by Greece has been used by the Conservatives to stiffen our resolve to put up with tough measures. On election day itself, the Daily Mail reported: "Britain was given an election wake-up ca...

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  3. There's a question we don't quite seem to get around to asking in all the coverage around the Millbank riot/student fees and, for that matter, much of the public spending thing. It's tapped at, delivered a glancing blow now and then but rarely, if ever, tackled head on. It's certainly not a dim...

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  4. The vicious beating of journalist and blogger Oleg Kashin outside his apartment in Moscow in the small hours of 6 November is yet another reminder of the dangers facing media workers in Russia - there was a report by Richard Galpin on the BBC's News at Ten last night (starting at 21 mins 56 secs...

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  5. Tuesday 23 November, City University, London City University's Journalism Department is holding an event looking at how to make the most of your blog, using social media, apps and widgets. The panel will discuss the best tools and tricks to get your journalism noticed.  When: 6pm, ...

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  6. It was a comment by the award-winning director Peter Kosminsky that illustrated so well the power of TV drama: he recalled a senior editor from BBC News telling him his film Warriors had done more to illustrate the issues surrounding the conflict in the former Yugoslavia than most of the news co...

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  7. Is social media changing from a 'buy' to a 'sell'? I'm not talking about share prices - social media businesses no doubt have billions in profits to come - but rather about the market in ideas about what they do.   On the face of it, things could hardly get hotter. To take three random exam...

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  8. You've not worked long in a newsroom if haven't yet been told to avoid clichés like the plague. But it is jargon that's generally the bigger problem. Experts, from whom we regularly seek views and explanations, slip into it all too swiftly. Making sense of the technical terms, specialised use...

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  9. What will be the medium- and long-term stories of the Spending Review? Will they be unrelenting in their accounts of loss and victims? Or will we - journalists - be able to capture a more complete picture of the way society and public provision changes? The Social Dimension BBC ...

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